Home away from home
The Kingsbury Hotel found it an honour and a privilege to have the
Maldivian Chief of Defence Major General Ahmed Shiyam as their guest
during his official visit to Sri Lanka.
Major General Shiyam stated that the Kingsbury was one of the best
hotels he had ever stayed at and the level of service was far beyond his
expectations. He also added that the rooms were very comfortable and the
food was simply delicious.
Major General Shiyam called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and held
discussions on how to further strengthen the bilateral relations and
mutual cooperation between the two countries. He commended both the
President and Sri Lanka’s armed forces for defeating terrorism.
The Deputy High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka Dr. Ahmed
Niyaaz and Defence Advisor of the Maldivian High Commission Lieutenant
Colonel Mohamed Mukthar accompanied Major General Shiyam. Secretary to
the Ministry of External Affairs Karunatilaka Amunugama and Director of
Naval Operations Commodore N P S Attygalle were also present.