Nov 02, 2019

Maldives commends strong and special bond of friendship with Sri Lanka

The Maldives has commended the strong and special bond of friendship with Sri Lanka.
The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the Maldives K.W.N.D. Karunaratne presented Letters of Credence to President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President’s Office in Male’ accrediting him as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Maldives, the Foreign Ministry said today.

The Ambassador was accompanied by the staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy.

The ceremony this week entailed the Presentation of Credentials, followed by a Guard of Honour of the Maldives National Defence Force at the Republic Square of Male’ and then under “Haiykolhu” (special umbrella) walked towards the President’s Office with “BeruDhunmaari” procession.

Ambassador K.W.N.D. Karunaratne conveyed greetings of President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe, recalling their visits to Maldives in 2015 and 2019.

Also, the Ambassador expressed his deep appreciation to the Maldives for the support extended to Sri Lanka in bilateral as well as in multilateral areas.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih reciprocated his greetings to the President of Sri Lanka and recalled his visit to Sri Lanka as a Guest of Honor of the 2019 Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka. President commended on the strong and special bond of friendship and bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Maldives.