- Preceding Meetings of the 18th SAARC Summit begins
- Budget allocated for youth is not sufficient- MDP
- Minister Thoriq calls to take proactive action to ensure SIDS specific challenges and needs are taken into account
- Unrest in the country during Nasheed’s regime was brought to an end by current govt- Home Ministry
- Govt would show no mercy for those that slaughter Maldivians without mercy- President
- JP always have worked to strengthen independent institutions- Abdulla Riyaz
- Majlis passes not to increase TGST by 12%
- Most youth are seen to be irresponsible- Anara
- National University should be allocated with the required budget- Gasim
- Islamic laws should be implemented to curb crime rate- Ibrahim Hassan
- Every precaution should be taken in defense of ones self- Sheikh Moosa Nizar
- Gasim Ibrahim requests a US$ 3 billion loan assistance
- Abdulla Ahmad calls to increase the wages of civil servants and teachers
5th National Film Awards: Best Actor Youpey; Best Actress Afee
The Winners of the 5th National Film Awards were revealed and presentations were given at a special ceremony held at Alimas Ufa Carnival last night. The best actor in the feature film category was awarded to Mr. Yousuf Shafeeu (Youpey). Youpey was the recipient of the best actor award in the feature film award last year as well. The best actress was Ms. Marium Afeefa . Both the stars were chosen for their outstanding performances in the film “Vaa Loabi Egeynama”(If you knew how much I love you).
The best supporting actress in the feature category was awarded to Mr. Ismail Rasheed (Copy) for his performance in the film “Heylaa” (Wake Up). The best supporting actress in the feature film category was awarded to Ms. Fathimath Fareela, wife of actor best actor Youpey for her role in film Vaa loabi Egeynama. The best child actor was awarded to Ahmed Mauroaf for his performance in film Heyla.
The best actor in short films category was awarded to Mr. Ali Riyaz (kelaa Ayya) for his role in “Edhen veli Thudeegai” (On the White Beach). The best actress in the short film category was awarded to Ms. Niuma Mohamed. The best director position in the short film category was awarded to Youpey for his direction of the film Edhon Veli Thudeegai. The best film in the short film category was also awarded to the film Edhonveli Thudeegai.
The other presentations given in the feature film category includes best lyrics. The composer of the best lyrics was awarded to Mr. Nashid was “Veynee Udhas” (painful emotions). The best original music was composed to by Mr. Ibrahim Nifar. The award was given for the best original music was awarded to Vaa Loabi Egeynama. The best female singer award was given to Ms. Fathimath Zoona and the best male singer award was given to Mr. Hussain Ali. The best cerography was awarded to Ms Fathimath Fareela. The best art director was awarded to Mr. Moomin Fuad and Mr. Ali Shifau for their direction in film Heylaa. The best costume award was given to Ms. Nazia Ismail and the best make up artist award was given to Ms. Fathimath Fareela and Hassan to their work in Hukuru Vileyrey (Friday Night).
The best visual effects were awarded to 3 parties, Mr. Shiyam, Mr. Falah and Mr. Hassan for film Hukuru Vileyrey. The best editor award was given to Mr. Ali Musthafa. The best cinematography went to Mr. Moomin Fuad and Mr. Ali Fuad for film Heylaa.
The awards were given by renowned figures in the entertainment industry as well as other distinguished people from the country. President’s Cup and the NCA’s Award were given to the team of film Vaa loabi Egeynama by the Home Minister Abdulla Kamaaluhdheen.
The ceremony was attended by a large number people and came to close at around midnight last night.