The move has been widely criticised on social media.
The appointment, which has a tenure of one year, has been given by Tourism minister - Prasanna Ranatunga.
The letter of appointment is as follows :
The letter urges Mr Weeraratne to state whether or not he is willing to accept the post. However, according to the prevailing condition, it is said that he has decided to decline the offer.
Several posts that have been making rounds in the internet on this regard, are as follows :