Sri Lanka dismisses reports of recalling diplomat

Sept 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry has dismissed a Swiss news Agency report that said the Deputy Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Vatican, former Major General Jagath Dias has been recalled due to alleged war crimes charges.

The Ministry has said the diplomat will return to the country at the end of this month when his two-year term lapses.

The Ministry has explained that former military personnel are stationed at diplomatic posts strictly for a two-year term and they are required to return to the country unless the President renews the term.

The Swiss News agency reported that diplomatic sources had confirmed that Major General Dias had been recalled to Sri Lanka. However the diplomatic missions in Berlin and Geneva had not confirmed the report.

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