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

President hosts Official Luncheon in Honour of Sri Lankan Prime Minister

2 September 2019
Male', Maldives

His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has hosted an official luncheon in honour of His Excellency Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently undertaking an Official Visit to the Maldives. The luncheon was held this afternoon at Kurumba Maldives.

During the luncheon, the President delivered remarks expounding on the deep and enduring ties between Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and on the substantial contributions made by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to strengthening that relationship during his long-tenured and distinguished career as one of Sri Lanka’s top statesmen.

Continuing his remarks, the President highlighted that Sri Lanka and the Maldives have had historical links stretching back to ... Read More

Agreement of Cooperation and MOUs Exchanged Between the Maldives and Sri Lanka

02 September 2019
Male', Maldives

The Government of the Maldives and Government of Sri Lanka have exchanged an Agreement of Cooperation and three Memoranda of Understanding, to facilitate practical engagement between the two governments. The agreement and memoranda of understanding are as follows:

An agreement on the facilitation of Visa Arrangements, which will supersede the previous arrangement of 2008. Under this renewed agreement, free 90-day on-arrival visas for visitors between the two countries will continue to be provided. Nationals of either country wishing to conduct business and pursue investments can be granted multiple entry non-resident business visas, thereby facilitating commercial engagements and private sector collaboration. Further, this agreement will also facilitate ... Read More

President and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Hold Official Talks

2 September 2019
Male', Maldives

Their Excellencies President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have held Official Talks this morning at the President’s Office.

At the outset, the President expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victims of the 2019 Easter bombings, a brutal terrorist attack that claimed the lives of over 250 innocent Sri Lankan residents, further emphasizing the urgency for the international community to come together to battle the mounting threats of violent religious extremism.

The President then positively commented on the excellent diplomatic relations that define the bilateral relationship between the two countries, bolstered by the longstanding historical and cultural links connecting Sri Lanka and the ... Read More

Maldivian Government hosts Official Welcoming Ceremony for Sri Lankan Prime Minister and Spouse

Male', 2 September 2019

The Government of the Maldives has hosted an official welcoming ceremony for the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Ranil Wickremesinghe and his spouse, Professor Maitree Wickremasinghe, at the Republic Square today, initiating the formalities of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's first Official Visit to the Maldives since President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s election to the Presidency.

The Prime Minister and his spouse was received by His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed at the Presidential Jetty in Male', and treated to a welcoming performance by Maldivian school students prior to being escorted to the Saluting Dais and a 7-gun salute being fired in ... Read More

Ambassador Omar met with the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration

Colombo
2 August 2019

His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka has met with the Controller General of Immigration & Emigration Mr. R.N.P.S.D Basnayake. The meeting was held at the Department of
Immigration & Emigration, Suhurupaya this afternoon.

During the meeting held today with the Immigration Controller General, the main discussion was in easing of visa issues faced by Maldivians.

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Official Reception held to commemorate the 54th Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives

The official reception to mark the occasion of the 54th Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives was held in the Embassy .
The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Hon. Chandrani Bandara, Minister of Women, Child Affairs and Dry Zone Development of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The reception was attended by Ambassadors accredited to the Maldives, diplomatic communities, Ministers and senior dignitaries of Government of Sri Lanka, representatives of international organisations and members of the business community in Sri Lanka.

During the reception, Ambassador Omar delivered his welcome remarks in which Ambassador highlighted on the close and ... Read More

54th Independence Day celebration of Maldives held at MECC

Official event to mark the occasion of the 54th Independence Day of the Maldives was held at MECC on 27 July 2019, from 1600-1830 hrs. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was the Ambassador of South Africa to the Maldives Her Excellency Robina Marks.

The events consisted of musical drama, fashion show and a drill dance. All performances was done by students taking classes at MECC.

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Ambassador Omar attended the friendly futsal and hand ball matches played at MECC

26 July 2019

Ambassador Omar Abdul Razzak has attended a friendly futsal and handball match played between the students studying in Maldivian Educational and Cultural Centre (MECC).

The matches were organized by MECC to celebrate the 54th Independence Day of Maldives. The matches played at the turf ground of MECC were attended by the staff of Embassy, students, parents and many Maldivians residing in Sri Lanka.

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Flag hoisting ceremony held at the Embassy to celebrate the 54th Anniversary of Independence of the Maldives

26 July 2019

On the Occasion of the 54th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives today. During the ceremony held this morning at the Maldives Embassy, the flag was hoisted by His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka.  The national anthem of Maldives was played after the flag hoisting.

At the ceremony, Ambassador Omar sent Independence Day greetings to His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives and First Lady Fazna Ahmed and to all the Maldivians residing in ... Read More