Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the President’s House in Colombo today.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he was aware that the new Indian High Commissioner knows Sri Lanka very well as he served in this country earlier and expressed confidence that he would serve to further strengthen long-established Indo-Sri Lanka relations during his tenure as High Commissioner.
High Commissioner Sandu is a career diplomat with nearly thirty years of experience. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Washington D.C., USA. He has earlier served in Indian Missions in Moscow, Kiev, Washington D.C., Colombo, New York and Frankfurt, apart from discharging various responsibilities in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
During his earlier assignment in Colombo from December 2000 to September 2004, High Commissioner Sandhu headed the Political Wing of the Mission. (Colombo Gazette)