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    Prasad Kariyawasam assumes duties as ambassador to the US Featured

    June 28, 2014

    Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014.


    President Obama is scheduled to receive Ambassador Kariyawasam on July 14, 2014 at the Oval Office of the White House at a Ceremony accepting the Credentials of the new Sri Lankan envoy.


    Ambassador Kariyawasam joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1981 and has held variety of diplomatic assignments including as the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to India, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York as well.


    In his last assignment as the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to India in Delhi he was concurrently accredited as the Ambassador for Sri Lanka to Bhutan and Afghanistan.

     
    From 1998 to 2001 he served as the Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in India, holding the rank of an Ambassador. In Geneva, from 2001 to 2004 he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, while also holding the positions of Consul General of Sri Lanka to Switzerland, Personal Representative of the Head of State of Sri Lanka to the G-15 and concurrently accredited Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Holy See in the Vatican. In recognition as the envoy of Sri Lanka to Vatican His Holiness Pope John Paul II bestowed the insignia of the "Grand-Cross of the order of Saint Gregory the Great" to Ambassador Kariyawasam. (Asian Tribune)

     


    AMBASSADOR ESALA WEERAKOON ASSUMED DUTIES AS THE CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES

     

    AMBASSADOR ESALA WEERAKOON


    Ambassador Esala Weerakoon assumed duties as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC on May 17.


    Ambassador Weerakoon is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service.


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