On the Occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Maldives, a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka today.
The National Day of Maldives is marked to celebrate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu over the Portuguese in the year 1573. The National Day of Maldives falls on the first of Rabee ul-Awwal, of the Islamic calendar.
Speaking after the flag hoisting, the Ambassador conveyed National Day greetings and good wishes to Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives and Madam Fathimath Ibrahim, First Lady, members of the Cabinet and Senior Government officials and to all beloved Maldivians living in Sri Lanka. In his remarks, the Ambassador recalled on the courage and bravery of Muhammad Thakurufaanu’s battle against Portuguese to free and defend the nation.