18 February 2016, Ref: 2016-58

A delegation from the All Party British-Maldives Parliamentary Group paid a courtesy on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom this Thursday morning during a meeting held at Presidents’ Office.

18 February 2016, Ref: 2016-57

The new Sri Lankan High Commissioner, His Excellency Major General (Retd) B.R.W.M.R.A.B Thoradeniya has assured Sri Lanka’s continued support, and cooperation, to the Maldives. The newly appointed High Commissioner made this remark at the meeting held following the presentation of his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

18 February 2016, Ref: 2016-59

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conveyed a message of condolence, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, following the passing away of Former UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

17 February 2016

The Criminal Court in the Maldives sentenced the leader of the Adhaalath Party, Sheikh Imran Abdulla to 12 years in prison for inciting violence at a demonstration organised by his Party on 1 May 2015. In his speech to the crowd at the demonstration, Sheikh Imran incited those present to commit acts of violence. His speech was seized and acted upon by numerous individuals who went on to vandalise public property, and thereafter individuals attacked law enforcement officials who were attempting to ensure the protest passed peacefully.

17 February 2016, Dhaka - Ref: 88/2016

The Maldivian High Commissioner for Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina at her office today.