Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim launches High Commissions new website

17 August 2016, Colombo Foreign Minister His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has today launched the new website of the High Commission of Maldives in Sri Lanka. During the ceremony held at the High Commission this morning,  High Commissioner Zahiya Zareer expressed her appreciation to the Minister for launching the website and stated that the new website which is based on simplicity and ease of use will be useful for the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka. The function was attended by staff at the High Commission of Maldives in Colombo. Ends Read More

President Yameen Ratifies Protection of Reputation and Freedom of Expression Bill

11 August 2016, Male',
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has today ratified the ‘Protection of Reputation and Freedom of Expression’ bill, which was passed by the Parliament on 9th August 2016.
Protection of Reputation and Freedom of Expression Act aims at preventing malicious defamation and protecting the reputation of individuals. The Maldives Constitution of 2008 sets out an expanded Bill of Rights, including freedom of expression (article 27) and a right to reputation and good name (article 33), and freedom of media (article 28). At the same time, the Constitution also recognises in Article 16, on the need to regulate, by a legislation of the Parliament, on how the rights can be exercised. The Protection of Reputation and Freedom of Expression Act ... Read More

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Calls on Foreign Minister

09 August 2016 - Malé H.E. Major General (Rtd) B.R.W.M.R.A.B Thoradeniya, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Maldives has paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives. During the meeting, held at the Ministry this morning, the High Commissioner expressed warm greetings and felicitations from the Government of Sri Lanka, to Minister Asim on his appointment as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives. High Commissioner assured his commitment to continue working closely with the Government of Maldives in further strengthening bilateral relations between the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Foreign Minister thanked the High Commissioner for the kind wishes and mentioned that the Maldives and Sri Lanka enjoy ... Read More

Flag hoisting ceremony held at the High Commission to celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives

26 July 2016, Colombo On the Occasion of the 51st anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the High Commission of Maldives today. During the ceremony held this morning at the Maldives High Commission, the flag was hoisted by High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka Her Excellency Ms. Zahiya Zareer.  After the flag hoisting, the national anthem of Maldives was played. During the ceremony, High Commissioner Zahiya Zareer read out the address from the President of Maldives His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom sent to overseas missions and Maldivian nationals living abroad. The ceremony was attended by staff at High Commission of Maldives and staff at Maldives Education and Cultural Centre and also ... Read More

High Commissioner Zahiya Zareer attends events held at MECC to celebrate the 51st Anniversary of Independence Day of Maldives

25 July 2016, Colombo High Commissioner Her Excellency Zahiya Zareer attended the events held at Maldives Education and Cultural Centre to mark the joyous occasion of the 51st anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives. MECC organized these events on Monday, 25 July 2016. The event consists of cultural dances, and other performances from Maldivian students studying in Sri Lanka and other items performed by staff at MECC. Women’s Handball match was also played in the evening between Maldivians living in Sri Lanka and Women’s Team from Colombo Sports Club. To conclude the event national anthem of Maldives was played. Both the event was attended by Maldivian students, their parents, Maldivians residing in Sri Lanka, Staff at Maldives Education and Cultural Centre ... Read More

High Commission hosts reception to celebrate 51st Anniversary of Independence of Maldives

15 July 2016, Colombo To mark the occasion of the 51st anniversary of Independence of the Maldives a reception was organized by the High Commission of Maldives in Sri Lanka.  The reception was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel on Friday 15 July 2016. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Honourable Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Minister of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka. During the reception High Commissioner Zahiya Zareer delivered her welcome remarks in which she highlighted on the close and friendly relationship between the people of Maldives and Sri Lanka. The Chief Guest also spoke during the reception and reflected on the relationship between both Sri Lanka and Maldives. The reception was attended by High Commissioners/Ambassadors accredited to the Maldives, diplomatic communities, ... Read More