A serving Supreme Court judge is strongly tipped
to be posted as Sri Lanka’s next High Commissioner in the United
Kingdom following his retirement, well informed sources said
The serving High Commissioner, Mrs. Kshenuka
Senewiratne, a career diplomat who served as Deputy High
Commissioner in London prior to her present appointment, is due
to complete her term shortly and return to Colombo.
The pending appointment is not expected to be
formalized prior to the judge’s retirement and senior foreign
ministry officials declined to discuss the matter.
Meanwhile Mr. Daya Perera, P.C. who had
previously served as Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the UN will be
the new High Commissioner in Ottawa, succeeding Mr. W.J.S.
Karunaratne who served Secretary to President Chandrika
Kumaratunga, while Mr. H.M.G.S. Palihakkara, a former foreign
secretary, will be posted to the United Nations succeeding Mr.
Bernard Goonatillake, a career officer.