Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Poland C.A.H.M Wijeratne presented his Credentials to Polish President Andrezej Duda in Warsaw, the Foreign Ministry said today.
During the conversation following the Credentials Ceremony, President Duda and Ambassador Wijeratne confirmed close relations that exist between Sri Lanka and Poland. The Ambassador conveyed to the Polish President the good wishes and felicitations of the President of Sri Lanka.
The President and the Ambassador also discussed the opportunities for promoting economic relations and education – related cooperation between the two countries.
The President conveyed to the Ambassador that he has noticed the increase of polish tourists to Sri Lanka every year. He also mentioned that there is untapped potential to improve tourism and economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and Poland.
The Polish President also requested Ambassador Wijeratne to take action to improve economic, political and cultural cooperation that exist between both countries, during his tenure in Poland. He also assured his Government’s full support for this endeavor.
Following the ceremony at the Belvedere Palace, Ambassador Wijeratne placed a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier in Pilsudski square in Warsaw.
Ambassador Wijeratne has graduated from the Law faculty of the University of Colombo. He has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Since 1992, and started his career at the Legal Division of the Ministry. He was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
He has also served as Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada, Deputy Head of Mission in Italy, Director to SAARC Secretariat, Counsellor in Indonesia and First Secretary at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany.
Ambassador Wijeratne was the Additional Secretary of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before moving to Warsaw.