MACL ordered to halt evacuation of portrait artists at INIA

The Civil Court has issued a temporary order to halt the termination and evacuation of space dedicated for Maldives Music and Arts Center’s (MMAC) live art portrait services at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).

MMAC had requested for a a halting order from the civil court until the ongoing court case against when Maldives Airports Company Limited for sending a termination notice in November 2013.

The Center filed a case to invalidate MACL notice for contravening an existing contract. The court order said MACL cannot implement the termination notice until the case is settled.

MMAC first started providing the live art portraits service at the airport in 2011, under an agreement with GMR Male’ International Airport Pvt Ltd and it was later extended till 21 December 2014.