Ambassador Omar met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC

4 November 2019
Colombo

Ambassador His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak met with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC this morning.

The meeting was held at a gathering hosted by the Secretary General for Commonwealth High Commissioners based in Sri Lanka. During the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed that the Maldivians are eagerly waiting to rejoin the Commonwealth and reiterated the government’s commitment to promote and uphold the ideals of the Commonwealth.

Following the formal request made to the Commonwealth by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in December 2018, the Commonwealth first conducted an assessment visit to the Maldives in January 2019, followed by an elections observer mission in April 2019. Foreign Minister ... Read More

Hayleys PLC Chairman, & Honorary Consul of Mexico in Sri Lanka Mr. Mohan Pandithage, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Omar

Colombo
8 October 2019

Hayleys PLC Chairman and Honorary Consul of Mexico in Sri Lanka Mr. Mohan Pandithage, paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Omar. Ambassador Omar was invited for a tour of Hayleys Head office and met with Board of Directors of Hayleys PLC.



Hayleys PLC is one of the biggest conglomerate in Sri Lanka
diversified into agriculture, manufacturing and service industries. Halyleys was established 139 years by Mr. Chas. P. Hayley on 10th January 1878 in Galle to import such luxuries as Claret and to export local ... Read More

Ambassador Omar attended the function to mark SAARC Non Violence Day 2019

4 October 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka attended the function held to mark SAARC Non Violence Day 2019. The function was organized by SAARC Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka.

This year, the SAARC Cultural Centre endeavours to promote the concept of Non-Violence amongst School Children by conducting an Art Competition. The theme was based on a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Where there is love there is Life”. The objective of the competition is to create a platform for the School Children to showcase their creativity to the world with their Artistic ability.

Ambassador Omar presented awards for those students ... Read More

Ambassador Omar paid a courtesy call on Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP

Colombo
3 October 2019

Ambassador Omar has paid a courtesy call on Hon. Rauff Hakeem, MP, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka.

At a meeting held in the , Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education of Sri Lanka, the two discussed education opportunities for Maldivian students and placements for Maldivian students at State Universities in Sri Lanka including Medical Faculty, Law, Engineering and other academic disciplines.

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Transit of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Colombo

23 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives and delegation entouraged to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) stopped-over in Colombo this evening.

The President was received at Bandaranaike International Airport by
State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Hon. Vasantha Senanayake and His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives and Mr. P. Kariyapperuma, Vice Chairman of Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka.

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Ambassador Omar attended the inauguration of the Third Sub Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals towards Addressing SDGs in South Asia

16 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak attended the inauguration of the Third Sub Regional Workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals towards Addressing SDGs in South Asia held in Colombo.

The workshop was inaugurated by Honorable Ajith Mannapperuma, State Minister, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka.

This workshop was a joint collaboration between South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) and IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) with the governments of ... Read More

Ambassador Omar attended as Guest of Honour, at the Professional and Career Women Awards 2019

6 September 2019
Colombo

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka and Spouse Aminath Zahir attended as Guest of Honour, at the Professional and Career Women Awards 2019.

This year three women from Maldives achieved awards at the function held in Shangri-La, Colombo. They are Ms Mariyam Waheeda, Maryam Wisam and Aminath Salah. Ms. Mariyam Waheeda achieved Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, Maryam Wisam achieved the Role Model of theYear Award while Aminath Solah achieved CEO of the Year Award.

The Professional and Career Women Awards’ celebrates the achievements of remarkable women who inspire those ... Read More

Joint Communiqué between The Republic of Maldives and The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

05 September 2019
Male', Maldives

1. On the invitation of His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives, Honourable Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, undertook an Official Visit to the Republic of Maldives on 2 September 2019.

2. Official talks between President Solih and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe were held in a warm and friendly atmosphere reflective of the long standing historic and close relationship between the two countries. The two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation and people-to-people contacts between the two countries. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih also hosted a State Luncheon in honour of Prime Minister Ranil ... Read More

Sri Lankan PM concludes Official Visit to the Maldives

4 September 2019
Male', Maldives

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe, has concluded his Official Visit to the Maldives and has departed from Velana International Airport this morning.

The visit proved to be a highly productive one.

During his visit to the Maldives, the Prime Minister engaged in one on one discussions with His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Further, the President and Prime Minister jointly presided over Official Talks, with senior officials from the Maldivian and Sri Lankan Government present.

Further, the Prime Minister and President presided over an agreement exchange ceremony formalizing ... Read More

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Deliver Joint Press Statement

02 September 2019
Male', Maldives

Their Excellencies President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have delivered a Joint Press Statement at the President’s Office, as part of the Prime Minister's ongoing Official Visit to the Maldives.

In their statements, both leaders highlighted the enduring friendship that defines the relationship between Sri Lanka and the Maldives This, in turn, both leaders noted, has contributed to the excellent cooperation that exists between the two countries.

President Solih’s remarks reiterated that the Maldives and Sri Lanka enjoy a traditionally close and significant relationship, with values, history and culture intertwined. He added that interactions between the two countries go beyond even recorded ... Read More