Home / News/ Sri Lanka’s 1st resident Ambassador to Ethiopia Sumith Dassanayake presents credentials to President

Sri Lanka’s 1st resident Ambassador to Ethiopia Sumith Dassanayake presents credentials to President


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00


Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Sumith Dassanayake presented credentials to the President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa on Thursday 9 March. Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake is also the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the African Union.Untitled-7

The credentials ceremony at the National Palace included a brief meeting with the President, guard of honour and playing of the national anthems of the two countries.

During the discussion, which followed the presentation of credentials, Ambassador Dassanayake conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the President, Prime Minister and the people of Sri Lanka to the President and the Government of Ethiopia which was warmly reciprocated. The Ambassador said that he is honoured and privileged to take up the post as Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador in Ethiopia. The President referred to the fruitful discussions he had with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera a few weeks ago at the National Palace during the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister’s official visit to Ethiopia. The Ambassador also informed of the invitation extended to the President Mulatu Teshome to visit Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka established formal Diplomatic relations with Ethiopia in 1972. The Embassy of Sri Lanka was officially opened on 2 February 2017 by the Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Ethiopia during Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s official visit to Ethiopia. 

Ambassador Sumith Dassanayake is a career diplomat joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has held diplomatic positions at the Sri Lanka Missions in Canada, Norway and India.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

It is an uphill task for the Govt. to attain the envisaged targets

Monday, 25 September 2017

In Part 1 of the article series on the Government’s Vision 2025 published last week (available at: http://www.ft.lk/columns/Vision-2025--Part-1--Need-for-moving-from-a-wish-list-to-a-concrete-plan/4-639757), it was pointed out that the present visi


Women for tourism

Monday, 25 September 2017

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing industries. In many countries it acts as an engine for development through foreign exchange earnings and the creation of direct and indirect employment.


Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs


Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Columnists More