Air Chief Marshal Bulathsinghala assumes duties as Ambassador to Afghanistan


Air Chief Marshal (Rtd) Bulathsinghala shaking hands with Afghan President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the President’s Palace in Kabul.

Air Chief Marshal (Rtd) Bulathsinghala, Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Afghanistan presented his Credentials to Afghan President Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on 7th March 2017 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

The Ceremony commenced with a red Carpet Guard of Honour by the Presidential Guard at the sprawling lawn overlooking the Palace and he was accorded a Military Presentation of Arms.

Thereafter, the Credential Ceremony took place in the President’s Office and President Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted Air Marshal Bulathsinghala’s Credentials as the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Afghanistan in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani, Chief of Protocol Ahmad Jawid Mujavidi and other Senior Palace Officials.

Following the presentation of Credentials, a thirty minutes audience was granted with the President of Afghanistan with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief of Protocol and other Senior Palace Officials being present.

The discussions were mainly focused on improving and enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries and also improving trade and commerce.

The Ambassador also conveyed the greetings of President Maithripala Sirisena to Afghan President Dr Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The Afghan President reciprocated his greetings to President Sirisena.

A memento was presented to the President of Afghanistan by the new Sri Lankan Ambassador on the occasion.



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