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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. 

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