Maldives national airline ‘Maldivian’ to begin flights to Colombo

Maldives national airline ‘Maldivian’ to begin flights to Colombo

Colombo, March 6 (NIA) - Maldives national airline, Maldivian will begin flights to Sri Lanka's capital Colombo in the coming weeks, an official from Sri Lanka's Aviation Ministry said on Monday. The authorization was given following discussions held between Maldives’ Minister of Tourism, Moosa Zameer and Sri Lanka’s Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva. Maldivian operator...

Maldives Opposition strongly objects to Saudi Arabia’s entry

Maldives Opposition strongly objects to Saudi Arabia’s entry

Colombo, March 2 (NIA) - The Maldives Opposition, on Thursday strongly objected to the Maldives government's decision to allegedly sell an island in the Maldives to the Saudi government. The Maldives Democratic Party, which is led by former President who is now in exile in Britain, Mohamed Nasheed, said in a statement that Maldives President Abdulla Yameen had recently announced plans to...

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

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 enhancing the strong bonds of...

Exiled Maldivian leader in Sri Lanka on visit

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 UN Working Group on Arbitrary...

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 Commission while his Maldivian counterpart,...

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 UK. Sources said Nasheed was...

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 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom...

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 waters at Pasta Point known...

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 islands were now expecting more...

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