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Appointment of the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2018 11:56

The Government of the Republic of Congo with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. André Poh as the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Félix Ngoma. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 December 2018 at the President’s House, Colombo.  Republic of Congo is accredited to Sri Lanka from New Delhi.

 
Appointment of the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2018 11:48

The Government of the Republic of Ghana with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Michael Nii Nortey Oquaye as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Samuel Panyin Yalley. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 December 2018 at the President’s House, Colombo.   Republic of Ghana  is accredited to Sri Lanka from New Delhi

 
Appointment of the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2018 11:33
The Government of the Republic of Croatia with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Petar Ljubičić as the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Sri Lanka in succession of H.E. Amir Muharemi. He presented his credentials to H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka on 03 December 2018 at the President’s House, Colombo.  Republic of Croatia is accredited to Sri Lanka from New Delhi
 
Austin Fernando, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India presented credentials to Shri Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India at the rashtrapati bhavan in New Delhi, today PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 13:39

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Austin Fernando presented Credentials to the President of the Republic of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on 13th November 2018, Tuesday at the Rashtrapathy Bhavan in New Delhi.

Austin Fernando, joined Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) in 1963, and was the senior-most civil servant in Sri Lanka.  During his illustrious career in the public and private sectors which span over 50 years, he has held many key positions including, as Government Agent for Polonnaruwa and Nuwara Eliya Districts, Commissioner of Cooperative Development, Post Master General, Secretary to the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Ministry of Public Administration, Secretary to Home Affairs and Secretary to the Ministry of Provincial Councils and Indigenous Medicine and Secretary to the Ministry of Defence.  His private sector career included an eleven year stint in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He was appointed as the Governor of the Eastern Province in 2015 by the President of Sri Lanka.  He has also held many consultative positions at the United Nations and similar institutions at various points of his career.  Immediately prior to his current assignment as the High Commissioner to India, he was the Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka.

High Commissioner Austin Fernando is married with three children. He is an alumni of the University of Peradeniya and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 

High Commission of Sri Lanka

New Delhi

 
Foreign Minister Amunugama briefs Colombo based diplomats PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 13:33

Foreign Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning (12). 
The Minister clarified the chain of events that compelled President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive at the decision to dissolve Parliament. He emphasized the constitutionality of the steps taken by President Sirisena and added that having being elected through a nation-wide vote, the President derives his authority directly from the people of Sri Lanka. The Minister said in the event of a conflict between the organs of government, seeking a mandate from people who are sovereign ensures that democracy prevails. 
Minister Amunugama also made special note of the peaceful atmosphere that continues to prevail in Sri Lanka, in the midst of internal political changes. This is to the credit of the people of Sri Lanka and re-affirms the democratic traditions of the country. 
Through the measures adopted, the Minister added, the Executive has discharged his responsibility of ensuring the security and safety of all Sri Lankans, which may have been compromised by the growing tension and the departure from parliamentary traditions. 
Several country representatives present at the briefing expressed their confidence in the strength of Sri Lanka’s long standing democratic traditions in resolving this internal matter. 


Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

Colombo

12 November 2018

 


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