Republic of Maldives
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)
HISTORY. The islands were under British protection from 1887 to mid-1965. They now enjoy complete independence under the agreement signed in Colombo on 26 July 1965. Maldives became a republic on 11 Nov. 1968.
Books of Reference
- Bell, H. C. P., History, Archaeology and Epigraphy of the Maldire Islands. Ceylon Govt. Press. Colombo. 1940Google Scholar
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