Six new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President

Aug 22, Colombo: Five new ambassadors and a high commissioner taking assignments in Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at a ceremony held in the President’s office at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

The new diplomats assuming duties were Ambassador of, the Kingdom of Denmark Freddy Svane, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Nanguyalai Tarzi, Ambassador of Ukraine Oleksandr Shevchenko, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Frank Hans D. Castellanos, High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Chandradath Singh and Ambassador of the State of Israel Alon Ushpiz.

Seen here is the Ambassador of Ukraine Oleksandr Shevchenko presenting credentials to the President.

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the occasion.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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