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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2678

As Tamara thrown to wolves, Sarath Dissanayaka takes up Cuba

By K.T.Rajasingham
Colombo, 18 February, (

It is still not known of the whereabouts of the former Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to Geneva Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, who was thrown to wolves after the conclusion of the 19th UN Human Rights sessions.

She was supposed to take over as Ambassador to Cuba, unfortunately Asian Tribune learnt that for reasons not explained, she did not take up that appointment and she has faded off from the limelight.

In the meantime, Ambassador Sarath Dissanayaka, former Director General of the Publicity Division of the External Affairs Ministry, has taken up appointment on 3rd February, as Ambassador to Cuba and also accredited to Argentina.

Furthermore, according to latest information, Ambassador R.K.M.A Rajakaruna has been nominated as the Ambassador designate for the new Sri Lankan Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has already left Chennai where he was Deputy High Commissioner succeeding Ambassador V. Krishnamoorthy.

Asian Tribune learnt that he is waiting for the final clearance from Bahrain and it is expected that the new Sri Lanka Mission in Bahrain will be opened up shortly no sooner Mr. Rajakaruna takes up the appointment.

In the meantime Ambassador V. Krissnamoorthy has been nominated as Ambassador for Saudi Arabia and this was confirmed by Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs. He succeeds Ambasssador Ahamed A. Jawad, who has been recalled immediately after the beheading of the Sri Lanka House Maid Rizana Nafeek.

Already External Affairs Ministry has decided on the nomination A. L. Sabarullah Khan, as the Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai. He was formerly the Consul General for Jeddah and presently the Director of the Economic Affairs Division in the Ministry.

In the meantime when Asian Tribune when contacted Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, he said that they are looking for people to Brazil, France and Malaysia, but he also said that names are yet to be finalized.

- Asian Tribune -

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