Six new Ambassadors to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Tuesday (09 August) at a ceremony held in the President's Office at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
The new diplomats assuming duties were:
Mr. Viljar Lubi- Ambassador of Republic of Estonia
Mrs. Monica Lanzetta Mutis- Ambassador of Republic of Colombia
Mr. Daniel Carmon- Ambassador of State of Israel
Mr. Petko Kolev Doykov- Ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria
Mrs. Phan Kieu Tha- Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mr. Southam Sakonhninhom- Ambassador of Lao People's Democratic Republic
All the Ambassadors accredited to Sri Lanka, except for Mrs. Phan Kieu Tha of Vietnam, are based in New Delhi, India.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were present at the occasion.
Pictures are seen here all the Ambassadors presenting credentials to the President while Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga looks on.
Pix by: Sudath Silva