General Jayasuriya briefs Brazil on political process

General Jagath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Brazil, briefed Brazil on the political process in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brazil said.

Jayasuriya had this week presented his credentials to Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil at the Presidents Palace (Palace of Planalto) in Brasilia. Along with him, twenty one other Ambassadors also presented their credentials.

The Ambassador, escorted in a motorcade by Brazilian Foreign Ministry Officials, was received by dignitaries of the palace followed by a guard of honour.

Members of the President Palace and Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs including the Foreign Minister were present at the ceremony.

After the presentation of credentials the Ambassador had a discussion with President Dilma Rousseff.

The Ambassador conveyed the best wishes and greetings of the President Maithripala Sirisena, the Government of Sri Lanka lead by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the people of Sri Lanka.

During the discussion Ambassador General Jagath Jayasuriya highlighted excellent bilateral relations exist between Brazil and Sri Lanka and ensured to broaden the relationship between the two countries during his tenure.

Further the Ambassador briefed the President regarding the political progress after presidential election held on 08th January 2015 followed by general election held on 17th August 2015.

The Ambassador also briefed the President on the improvement of Trade and Tourism between the two countries and confirmed that action would be taken to broaden the Trade and Tourism ties.

General Jagath Jayasuriya is the former Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Army who served in the Military for 37 years. (Colombo Gazette)