Sri Lanka to enhance “important relationship” with India

ra4_5005Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to India Chitranganee Wagiswara presented her credentials to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhawan in New Delhi.

Meeting the President of India after presenting the Credentials, Mrs. Wagiswara conveyed the greetings of the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to the President of India.

She said that she is honoured to take up the post as the High Commissioner and extended her services of her Office to enhance the important relationship between India and Sri Lanka, which dates back to many centuries.

Prior to her appointment as the High commissioner of Sri Lanka to India, she served as the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka.

After joining the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1981, Mrs Wagiswara has served as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO in Paris and as High Commissioner to Canada.

Mrs Wagiswara is a graduate from Sri Janawardenapura University and completed her postgraduate studies at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies in Colombo and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Geneva. (Colombo Gazette)