May 06, 2017

New Ambassadors – Karu to Germany: Buddhi to France Featured

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to appoint new Ambassadors to several powerful countries, according to a Presidential Secretariat media spokesman.

Accordingly the President had instructed that Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi be appointed as the Ambassador to Germany, which is of vital importance to Sri Lanka. Buddhi Athauda has been named as the Ambassador to France.

With the new appointments, the current Sri Lankan Ambassador to France Tilak Ranaviraja and Sri Lankan Ambassador to Germany Karunatillake Amunugama have been called back.

Karunasena Hettiarachchi is a school mate of President Sirisena while Buddhi Athauda is former Minister Athauda Seneviratne’s son.