Major General Nanda Mallawarachchi, former Chief of Staff of
the Sri Lanka Army, will assume duties as the new Sri Lankan
Ambassador to Indonesia. He is now on leave prior to retirement.
Major General Janaka Perera (redt), who is Sri Lanka's top
diplomatic representative in Jakarta, will return home at the
end of March after completing his term of office.
Malawarachchi overlooked the duties of Army Commander Lt.
Gen. Sarath Fonseka when he was recuperating both here and
oversea after he survived a suicide attempt by a woman LTTE
suicide cadre on 25th April 2006. Maj. Gen. Mallawarachchi, a
battle hardened soldier hails from Anuradhapura and is an old
boy of Ananda College, Colombo. Major General Janaka Perera,
another battle hardened soldier was responsible in inflicting
heavy defeats on the LTTE in both the North and the East prior
to his retirement in the year 2000. He was posted as the High
Commissioner to Australia in 2001 during President Chandrika
Kumaranatunga's regime. But, subsequently, he was moved to
Indonesia as the Sri Lanka Ambassador in order to appoint
Kusumsiri Balapatabendi, the former Presidential Secretary as
the High Commissioner to Australia.
Former Army Commander Lt. Gen. SriLal Werasuriya has returned
home after serving three years as Sri Lanka's High Commissioner
to Pakistan. Rohan de S. Daluwatte, who was the Sri Lanka
Ambassador to Brazil has returned home on completion of his
term. Daluwatte was the first to be posted as the Ambassador to
the Latin American country after Sri Lanka established
diplomatic ties with it in 2005.