AMBASSADOR JALIYA WICKRAMASURIYA ASSUMES
DUTIES IN WASHINGTON DC
Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to the United
States of America Mr. Jaliya Wickramasuriya assumed duties on
Monday, July 14th 2008.
Having previously served as the Consul General
for Sri Lanka in Los Angeles, California, Ambassador designate,
Mr. Jaliya Wickramasuriya was no stranger to the United States.
On Saturday, July 12, 2008, the Embassy of Sri
Lanka in Washington DC held a religious ceremony to welcome the
newly arrived Ambassador designate, Mr. Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
Multi-religious observances were carried out by dignitaries from
Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian communities, who bestowed
their blessings upon the Ambassador designate.
Mr. Wickramasuriya is the 15th Ambassador to
represent the Government of Sri Lanka in Washington DC since its
independence in 1948.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
14 July 2008