Jun 04, 2018

Dayan Jayatilake as ambassador to Russia !  Featured

Dr. Dayan Jayatilake, a diplomat during the Rajapaksa regime, will be appointed new ambassador to Russia, President Maithripala Sirisena has decided.

According to foreign ministry sources, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has not objected to the decision.

The position of ambassador to Russia remains vacant for several months now after Dr. Saman Weerasinghe completed his tenure.

Dr. Jayatilake is a former permanent representative to the United Nations.

He was also a leading activist of ‘Eliya’, led by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa against constitutional proposals of the present government.

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