Mar 10, Colombo: Five new ambassadors and a new high commissioner to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday at a ceremony held in the President's Office at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
The new diplomats assuming duties were Ambassador Austria Mr. Bernhard Wrabetz, Ambassador of Slovenia Ms. Darja Bavdaz Kuret, Ambassador of Finland Mr. Rauli Suikkanen, Ambassador of Surinam Ms. Aashna W R Kanhai, Ambassador of Oman Al sheikh Jumah Bin Hamdan Bin Hassan Al Malek Al-Shehi and High Commissioner of Nigeria Mr. S. U. Ahmed.
Seen here is the Ambassador of Slovenia Ms. Darja Bavdaz Kuret presenting credentials to the President while Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga looks on.
Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera, Secretary of External Affairs Ministry Kshenuka Seneviratne, and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga were also present on the occasion.
(Photos by Sudath Silva)