New envoys appointed by Sri Lanka have been urged by President Maithripala Sirisena to focus on investments, trade, technical cooperation, education, health and increase Sri Lankan exports and technical cooperation.
President Maithripala Sirisena urged the newly appointed Ambassadors and High Commissioners to serve the interests of the country with utmost dedication and commitment while serving abroad, representing Sri Lanka.
Addressing 10 Ambassadors and High Commissioners at the Presidential secretariat today, the President said the first and foremost duty of the envoys is to promote Sri Lanka abroad and obtain maximum possible cooperation from the host nations.
He pointed that the priority areas in this regard are investments, trade, technical cooperation, education, health, increase Sri Lankan exports and technical cooperation.
President Sirisena said that the envoys representing Sri Lanka abroad should firmly commit themselves to the policies and the vision of the Government and promote Sri Lanka keeping that in mind.
He pointed out the imperative need to showcase the correct positive picture of Sri Lanka and take corrective steps when interested parties spread falsehoods and disinformation through social media and other mediums.