Ali Sulaiman made State Dignitary

Ali Sulaiman of Maafannu Lucky Star was yesterday conferred the title of ‘State Dignitary’ by President Mohamed Nasheed, “in recognition of his invaluable service to the state”, the President’s Office reports.

In a ceremony at the Upper North Regional Office in Haa Dhaal atoll Kulhudhuffushi, Sulaiman was credited for his “immense services” to the country and nation, and particularly noted for his role in bringing a multi-party political system to the Maldives.

In his 33-year long service to the state, Sulaiman served as Haa Dhaal atoll MP, Manager of Haa Dhaal atoll shop, Island Chief of Haa Dhaal atoll Vaikaradhoo and Haa Dhaal Atoll Chief. During this time he has helped develop education and other social services locally.