The World Travel Awards held its Indian Ocean ceremony in Maldives earlier this week where SriLankan received the new award.
"As an airline it is our duty to provide our passengers with convenient connections across the globe," Saminda Perera, regional manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives, said in a statement.
"This will certainly serve as an inspiration to expand our connectivity and role in time to come."
SriLankan Airlines was nominated for the award by the Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives and The Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation.
Air Mauritius won the award for the Indian Oceans Leading Airline, Maldive’s Coco PrivÃ© Kuda Hithi Island was named the leading new hotel, One&Only Reethi Rah the leading resort and leading luxury resort went to Gili Lankanfushi.