Sri Lanka recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

Sri Lanka recalls 50 diplomats from foreign missions

February 17, 2015   04:47 pm

Sri Lanka’s foreign ministry has recalled more than 50 diplomats from its missions overseas, citing that some of them were political appointments and some non-career diplomats.

Among those recalled are Sri Lanka’s ambassadors to the UN in New York, Pakistan, Japan and the High Commissioner to Australia.

Among those recalled as part of the restructuring process, some are relatives of ministers in the former government who were serving in the diplomatic missions overseas.

In total, the ministry recalled 27 heads of missions and 23 non-career, non-head of mission level officers. Three non- career, consul general level officers have also been recalled.

 

Recalled Head of Missions

 

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

1

H.E. Mrs. Bharathi Wijeratne

Ambassador/Ankara

2

H.E. Mr.  Gamini Rajapakse

Ambassador/Amman

3

H.E. Gen (Rtd) S.H.S. Kottegoda

Ambassador/ Bangkok

4

H.E. Mr. Raja Edirisooriya

Ambassador/Brasilia

5

H.E. Admiral (Rtd) T.G.S. Samarasinghe

High Commissioner/ Canberra

6

H.E. Dr. K.G.I. Amarasinghe

Ambassador/Hanoi

7

H.E. ACM (Rtd ) Jayalath Weerakkody

High Commissioner/ Islamabad

9

H.E. Mr. S.N. Marikar Bhawa

Ambassador/ Kabul

10

H.E. Mr. V. Kananathan

High Commissioner/ Kampala

11

H.E. Mr. W.G.N.H. Dias

High Commissioner/ Male

12

H.E. Prof. Gamini Samaranayake

Ambassador/ Manila

13

H.E. Mr. U. Weeratunga

Ambassador/ Moscow

14

H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona

Permanent Representative to UN, New York

15

H.E. Prof. N.H.A. Karunaratne

Ambassador/Paris & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO

16

H.E. Mr. Sarrath Kongahage

 

High Commissioner/Pretoria

 

17

H.E. Mr. Hussain Mohamd Hussain

Ambassador/ Riyadh

18

H.E. Mr. N.B. Cooray

Ambassador/ Rome Permanent Representative to FAO

19

H.E Mr. W.W.T. Wijeratne

Ambassador/Seoul

20

H.E. Mr. O. Alahapperuma

Ambassador/Stockholm

21

H.E. Mr. M.F. Razeen

Ambassador/ Tehran

22

H.E. Mr.  Sarath Wijesinghe

Ambassador/Tel Aviv

23

H.E. Mr. Buddhi K. Athauda

Ambassador/ The Hague  & Permanent Representative to OPCW

24

H.E. Admiral (Rtd) Wasantha Karannagoda

Ambassador/Tokyo

25

H.E. Mr. Rajatha Piyatissa

High Commissioner/Victoria

26

H.E. Mr. D.S. de Silva

Ambassador/Warsaw

27

H.E. Mr. H.R. Piyasiri

Ambassador/Yangon

 

Recalled  Non- Career, Consul General Level Officers

 
 

NO

Name

Mission

Designation

 

 

1

Mr.Pradip Jayawardane

Frankfurt

Consul General

 

 

2

Dr.Adambawa Uthumalebbe

Jeddah

Consul General

 

 

3

Mr. Mohan De Alwis

Toronto

Consul General

 

 
           

Recalled  Non-Career, Non-Head of Mission Level Officers

 
 

NO

Name

Mission

Designation

 

 

1

Mr. Thanuja Usliyanage

Washington DC

Minister

 

2

Mr.D.G.N.Rambukwella

Canberra

Minister Counsellor

 

 

3

Dr.(Ms.)Hashini Kokila Waidyaratne

London

Minister

 

4

Ms.C.J.Rambukwella

New York

Second Secretary

 

 

5

Miss.P.R.B.W.Cooray

Paris

Second Secretary

 

 

6

Mr.Nawodh Hennayake

Vienna

Second Secretary

 

 

7

Mr. Dixon J Perera

Kathmandu

Minister Counsellor

 

 

8

Mrs. Rani Malathi S. Bulathwela

Rome

Minister

 

9

Mrs. Rathna Ranaweera

Canberra

Third Secretary

 

 

10

Mr. Waruna Epasinghe

Washington

Minister

 

11

Ms. M.I.Thuduwewatte

Beijing

First Secretary

 

 

12

Ms. K.T.C.Shalendri

Canberra

Second Secretary

 

 

13

Mr.Lalith  Sepala Ratnayake

London

Minister

 

14

Ms. Dharshie Lokuge

Brussels

First Secretary

 

 

15

Mr. Dilukshan Jayasinghe

Dubai

Third Secretary

 

 

16

Ms. Yasara Abeynayake

Sydney

Consul/   MC

 

 

17

Mr. Lukshman Hulugalle

Canberra

DHC

 

18

Mr. Pradeep P.Madddumabandara

Amman

Third Secretary

 

 

19

Mr. P.K.M.R.S.Wijeratne

Cairo

Second Secretary

 

 

20

Mr. Umayanga Nanayakkara

PRUN/New York

Second Secretary

 

 

21

Ms. Janathri Nanayakkara

Washington DC

Second  Secretary

 

 

22

Mr. M.S.M.Liyawdeen

Baghdad

CDA

 

23

Mrs. Anusha Sivarajah

Chennai

Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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