Sarath Dissanayaka, the former Director General of the Publicity Division of the External Affairs Ministry, has taken up the appointment as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba and also accredited to Argentina.
Sri Lanka’s former Permanent Representative to Geneva Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam had earlier been appointed to the post but according to the Asian Tribune website she has now been “thrown to the wolves”.
She was supposed to take over as Ambassador to Cuba but Asian Tribune learnt that for reasons not explained, she did not take up that appointment and she has faded off from the limelight.
Furthermore, according to the Asian Tribune, Ambassador R.K.M.A Rajakaruna has been nominated as the Ambassador designate for the new Sri Lankan Mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has already left Chennai where he was Deputy High Commissioner succeeding Ambassador V. Krishnamoorthy.
Asian Tribune learnt that he is waiting for the final clearance from Bahrain and it is expected that the new Sri Lanka Mission in Bahrain will be opened up shortly no sooner Mr. Rajakaruna takes up the appointment.
In the meantime Ambassador V. Krissnamoorthy has been nominated as Ambassador for Saudi Arabia and this was confirmed by Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs. He succeeds Ambasssador Ahamed A. Jawad, who has been recalled immediately after the beheading of the Sri Lanka House Maid Rizana Nafeek.
Already External Affairs Ministry has decided on the nomination A. L. Sabarullah Khan, as the Deputy High Commissioner to Chennai. He was formerly the Consul General for Jeddah and presently the Director of the Economic Affairs Division in the Ministry.