Oct 22, 2021

Postings of 2 ambassadors, approved!

The Committee on High Posts approved the appointments of 03 Secretaries to Ministries and two Ambassadors, the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

The approval was given today (22) at the Committee on High Posts chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Secretary General stated that approval was given to Mr. J. J Ratnasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Prof. J. M. Udith K. Jayasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. S.M Piyatissa ,Secretary to the State Ministry of Gem and Jewelery related Industries.

In addition, the appointment of Mr. Jagath Wellawatte as the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Italy was approved by the Committee. Mr. Wellawatte was previously nominated as the High Commissioner of Australia and cleared by the committee.

At the same time, the appointment of J.M Janaka Priyantha Bandara, the current High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar was approved, Mr. Dasanayake said.

Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Douglas Devananda, Bandula Gunawardena, State Ministers Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Vidura Wickramanayake and Members of Parliament Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Vijitha Herath, Rishard Bathiudeen  and Thalatha Athukorala were present at the meeting.