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9th September 1906
Introduction of postal service and a temporary postage stamp to the Maldives

15th May 1909
The first postage stamp of the Maldives released by the then post master general Sumuvvul Ameer Mohamed Ameen Dhoshimeynakilegefaanu – Naadhee Thamaththun

1943 to 1945
The British operated a post office in Addu atoll Gan under the name “Field Post Office 150”

5th August 1961
Initiated the sale of Maldivian postage stamps to International philatelic customers
Agreement signed with an international company for the printing of stamps – Office of the Maldivian government representative, Colombo

15th August 1967
Became a member of UPU, the organization of international postal administrations

25th October 1980
Introduction of postal service to the rest of the atolls
The first atoll sub-post offices were established in B. Eydhafushi, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo and L. Hithadhaoo

3rd November 1980
Opening of a second post office (a sub-post office) in Male’

9th September 1981
Stamp exhibition held on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Maldivian postal service

 

His Excellency President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and family touring the stamp exhibtion


Introduction of the first postcode system to be used in the postal system 
Published the first postcode directory

1st July 1982
Became a member of Asia Pacific Postal Union, the organization of Asia Pacific Postal Organisations

7th May 1983
Post office opened in Addu atoll Gan

1st Januay 1990
Stamp set released by the President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on the occasion of the Siver Jubilee of the independence of Maldives.

9th September 1990
Introduction of Express Mail Service

14th February 1991
Intruduction of fastPOST service (Domestic Speedpost)

10th May 1991
Introduction of Electronic Post

9th September 1991
Introduction of Money Order service

21st April 1992
Stamp set release by President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on the occasion of 100 years of service by the National Security Services

5th June 1993
Opening of the first Post Shop in the general post office

13th June 1993
As a step taken to improve the postal services to the rest of the atolls, Atolls Post Centre was opened to centralize the mail exchange with the captains of the boats that traveled between the capital and the rest of the atolls

Opening ceremony of Atoll Post Centre

25th July 1993

Stamp set release by President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on the occasion of the Maldivian Year of Creativity

25th November 1993
Stamp set release by President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the republic

23rd December 1993
Stamp set release by President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom on the occasion of the golden Jubilee of the telecommunications service in the Maldives

10th February 1994
Introduction to electronic data interchange for the purpose of track and trace of postal items.

13th February 1994
Started paying private parties who helped to carry mail from one island to another island
Earlier the mail was carried free of charge by the private parties

3rd March 1994
Overnight Express started to London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo and Dubai

1st July 1994
The postal organization was changed from a government department to a 100% government owned company

24th July 1994
An agency post office was established in every inhabited island of Maldives (Apart form the islands that already had sub-post offices)

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