Seventeen new envoys accredited to Sri Lanka, including 11 newly appointed ambassadors and six high commissioners, presented their credentials to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House last afternoon (21).
New ambassadors have been appointed from Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hungary, Mauritania, Tunisia, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Spain and Slovenia.
The new high commissioners represent Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Botswana, Malta, the Republic of Guyana and Nigeria.
1.M. Ernest Mbaimba as High Commissioner for the Republic of Sierra Leone based in Beijing
2.M. Mohamed El-Kayed as Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan based in New Delhi
3.M. ChoeHuiChol as Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea based in New Delhi
4.Mrs. Mukangira Jacqueline as High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda based in New Delhi
5.M. Gilbert Shimane Mangole as High Commissioner for the Republic of Botswana based in New Delhi
6.M. Reuben Gauci as High Commissioner for the Republic of Malta based in New Delhi
7.M. Andras Laszlo Kiraly as Ambassador of Hungary based in New Delhi
8.M. Mohamed Ahmed Rara as Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania based in Abu Dhabi
9.Mrs. HayetTalbiBilel as Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia based in New Delhi
10.M. Hugo Javier Gobbi as Ambassador of the Argentine Republic based in New Delhi
11.M. CharrandassPersaud as High Commissioner of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana based in New Delhi
12.M. MagedMoslehNafei as Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt based in Colombo
13.M. David Emmanuel Puig as Ambassador of the Dominican Republic based in New Delhi
14.M. Ahmed Sule as High Commissioner for the Federal Republic of Nigeria based in New Delhi
15.Mrs. DewiGustinaTobing as Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia based in Colombo
16.M. Jose Maria Dominguez as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain based in New Delhi, and
17.Mrs. MatejaGhosh as Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia based in New Delhi.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. GL Peiris, Secretary to President PBJayasundera and Chief of Protocol Thushara Rodrigo were also present.