Ravinatha Aryasinha back as Foreign Secretary

Ravinatha Aryasinha has been reappointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the Foreign Ministry the appointment would come into effect immediately.

Aryasinha has been the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 31 October 2018.

Prior to that he was Additional Secretary/ Economic Affairs and Trade in the Foreign Ministry since April 2018.

Having joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1988, he was Second Secretary in New Delhi (1989-1991) and Minister and later Deputy Chief of Mission with Ambassador Rank in Washington D.C. (2002-2006).

He served as Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and to the European Union from April 2008-June 2012, and as Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Consul General of Sri Lanka to Switzerland (July 2012-March 2018), while being concurrently Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Holy See.

Between 1995-2000 and in 2007-2008 he headed the Public Communications Division and was the Foreign Ministry Spokesman.

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