President Waheed commences North Maalhosmadulu Atoll tour

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today commenced a tour of North Maalhosmadulu Atoll in order to review the progress of island developments in the area.

According to the President’s Office website, he will be accompanied during the trip by First Lady Ilham Hussain.


President Waheed departs for Faafu Nilandhoo

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik and First Lady Ilham Hussain departed for Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo on Friday afternoon.

According to the President’s Office, the President will also visit some islands of Dhaalu Atoll and observe activities carried out during the Eid holidays.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed meanwhile left for Haa Dhaal Kulhudhufushi on Thursday and attended a public feast after Eid prayers yesterday at the largest urban center north of the capital Male’.

Former President Nasheed as well as the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Chairperson ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik on Friday issued greetings and felicitations to all Maldivian citizens on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha.


First lady discusses Maldives autism challenges in India

First Lady Ilham Hussain yesterday visited India’s National Center for Autism, highlighting the need for greater training opportunities for Maldivians working with local sufferers of the condition.

Hussain’s visit, which coincides with a government visit to India, was made in her capacity as a founder member of the Autism Association of the Maldives.

Whilst at the centre, the first lady spoke with senior staff and discussed work being undertaken in the Maldives on raising awareness about autism, according to the President’s Office website.

Hussain also stressed the importance for more training opportunities at the National Center for Autism in India, particularly for Maldivians working with children suffering from the condition.