Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama admitted yesterday that he had appealed to a UN official for a job for his son.
Mr. Bogollagama, who is campaigning for the April 8 parliamentary elections under the slogan that he had “won the world” as Foreign Minister, wrote to an official in the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in New York that a letter requesting the job be handed over to a very senior UN official.
The official has now been identified as Vijay Nambiar, Chief of Staff of the UN Secretary General.
Mr. Bogallagama told the Sunday Times, “As a father I will do just that, UN or otherwise. This is a personal matterwithin the family. My son is qualified and he is suitable to serve on the very highest office in any part of the world”.