Sri Lanka will look to tap the full potential of the Sri Lankan diaspora in Australia.
The newly appointed High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to the Commonwealth of Australia, J.C. Weliamuna assumed duties at the Sri Lanka High Commission in Canberra.
His assumption of duties was marked by a simple ceremony organized by the staff of the High Commission in keeping with Sri Lankan traditions.
Addressing the staff, the High Commissioner-designate emphasized the need to continue with further strengthening the bilateral political agenda and reinvigoration of trade and business links between the two countries for economic gains.
He further added that ‘our diaspora representing all ethnic and religious communities of Sri Lanka will be our partners to ensure a brain gain for Sri Lanka. Let us look innovatively to tap the full potential’.
High Commissioner – designate, J.C. Weliamuna, President’s Counsel holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from the University of Colombo with numerous professional achievements in the areas of Constitutional, Human Rights and International Law.