Sri Lanka, Maldives to strengthen ties in several sectors

Sri Lanka, Maldives to strengthen ties in several sectors

Colombo, Feb 9 (NIA) – Sri Lanka and Maldives have focused on ways to further strengthen ties in several fields including tourism, fisheries and economic development, a Foreign Ministry statement said here Thursday. In a two day Joint Commission held in capital Male, both Sri Lanka and Maldives focused on ways of further strengthening and […]

Exiled former Maldives President says he will contest 2018 Maldives Presidential Election

Exiled former Maldives President says he will contest 2018 Maldives Presidential Election

Colombo, Feb 9 (NIA) – Exiled former Maldives President, Mohamed Nasheed, on Thursday announced that he would contest the 2018 Maldives Presidential election if he gets elected as the MDP’s presidential candidate. Speaking to reporters in capital Colombo, Nasheed said his detention and arrest by a Maldivian court last year was politically motivated and illegal and the […]

Sri Lanka, Maldives to hold Joint Commission to strengthen tourism, fisheries

Sri Lanka, Maldives to hold Joint Commission to strengthen tourism, fisheries

Colombo, Feb 7 (NIA) – Sri Lanka and Maldives will hold a two day Joint Commission session in Maldives this week to discuss several matters including tourism, economic cooperation and fisheries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera will lead the Sri Lanka delegation to the Joint […]

Exiled Maldivian leader in Sri Lanka on visit

Exiled Maldivian leader in Sri Lanka on visit

Colombo, Jan 29 (NIA) – Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed, who lives in exile in Britain, arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday, which his party termed as a ‘private visit’. Sources from the opposition Maldives Democratic Party told NewsIn.Asia that Nasheed would be in Sri Lanka for a few days before leaving back for the […]

Maldives expects more Chinese investments

Maldives expects more Chinese investments

Maldives, Jan 27 (NIA) – Maldives, on Friday said the number of Chinese investments in the island country was expected to increase in the future. Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim said that Maldives and China shared strong relations which had been further strengthened following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Maldives and the two visits by […]

Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Surfers’ Paradise, Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Wins Surf Resort Award

Colombo, Dec 15 (NIA) – Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives was awarded ‘Leading Surf Hotel/Resort in the South Asia Region’ at the inaugural South Asian Travel Awards 2016 (SATA) held recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This award was given in recognition of the resort’s exceptional service and hospitality especially catering to the surfing community that enjoys the […]

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Maldives to unveil 20 new world class resorts in 2017

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) – The Maldives government on Wednesday said that 20 new world class resorts would be unveiled in 2017, in addition to the seven new resorts which were opened this year. A statement from the Maldives Embassy in Colombo said that tourism had recorded a remarkable growth in 2016 and the honeymoon […]

Eight Maldivian ruling party MPs to defy party whip and work for political reforms

Eight Maldivian ruling party MPs to defy party whip and work for political reforms

Male, October 27 (NIA): The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on Thursday welcomed the announcement  by eight ruling party Members of Parliament that they will work for political reforms and not be bound by the whip of President Abdulla Yameen. Reacting to this, former President Mohamed Nasheed said: “In the light of the immense difficulties that […]

Maldivian opposition condemns decision to quit Commonwealth.

Maldivian opposition condemns decision to quit Commonwealth.

Colombo, October 13 (NIA): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has condemned “in the strongest terms” the Maldivian government’s decision to leave the Commonwealth. The decision was taken unilaterally by the Cabinet without consulting parliament, and comes unexpectedly,” said the MDP’s international spokesman Hamid Abdul Ghafoor. The decision comes after the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, […]

Maldivian President tried to prevent Nasheed from participating in talks

Maldivian President tried to prevent Nasheed from participating in talks

Male, October 13 (NIA): The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has accused President Abdulla Yameen of  trying to  prevent opposition leader Mohammad Nasheed from participating in the proposed talks with the government on settling the national question. The MDP said in a release on Wednesday that it was “deeply concerned by the government’s clear attempts […]

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