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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Canada delays issuing agrement to Sri Lanka’s high commissioner designate

Colombo, 02 September, ( Canadian Government so far has not decided on the issue of agrement for Daya Perera PC, who is Sri Lanka High Commissioner designate to Canada

Earlier, Foreign Ministry sources said it has already taken care of the issues that delayed Daya Perera leaving for Canada. Unfortunately still the Canadian Government has not indicated reasons behind delaying the agrement.

Daya Perera is a veteran lawyer and his appointment to represent Sri Lanka’s President in Canada has been already approved by Sri Lanka Parliament High Post Committee. He is to succeed W.S.Karunaratne, who was the Secretary to former Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Even earlier, Daya Perera has served as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

* In the meantime C.H.A.M Wijeratne who has been cross-posted from Rome has taken up duties as Deputy High Commissioner at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa.

* Asian Tribune learns that A.L.A Azis , Deputy Permanent Representative in the Sri Lanka Mission in New York has been given extension to remain in New York till the end of this year.

* Meanwhile, Maxwell Kheegel, First Secretary who was earlier attached to Sri Lanka High Commission in London has been cross-posted to Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission in New York and he is already in New York. In the meantime W.G.S. Prassanna, Counselor attached to Sri Lanka High Commission in London has been given an extension.

* Meelaud Keeran, High Commissioner attached to Nairobi, Kenya, is expected to arrive back to Colombo soon after the completion of his tour of duty.

* Pamela Deen, who is from the 1981 Foreign Service batch, has already returned from Holland and is now posted as Director General East Asia.

* Furthermore, Chitrangani Wagiswera, at present Sri Lanka Ambassador in France who is also from the 1981 Foreign Service batch is to go back to Colombo by the end of this month after the completion of her tour of duty in France.

* It is expected Himal Arunatilake - Counselor attach to the mission in Paris is expected to be the charge d Affaires in Sri Lanka’s mission in Paris.

* In the meantime many names are cropping up as the choices for Ambassador to France. Still the government has not decided on a nominee to Paris, sources in the Foreign Ministry said.

- Asian Tribune -

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