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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 Commission while his Maldivian counterpart,...

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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 UK. Sources said Nasheed was...

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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 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom...

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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 waters at Pasta Point known...

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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 islands were now expecting more...

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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 the people of the Maldives...

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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, on September 23,2016, placed Maldives...

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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 to obstruct the UN- mediated...

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Maldivian opposition welcomes C’Wealth Action Group’s decision to put Maldives on its agenda

Colombo, September 25 (NIA): The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), headed by the former Maldivian President Muhammad Nasheed, has  welcomed the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group’s (CMAG’s) decision to place the Maldives on its formal agenda. A statement issued by MDP’s Colombo-based spokesman, Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, said on Sunday that the MDP also called upon the Yameen government to immediately sit for...

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