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Sri Lankan Ambassador-designate to Belgium and EU Grace Asirwatham assumes duties

25 June 2019 - 215   - 3

Sri Lankan Ambassador-designate to Belgium and the European Union (EU) Grace Asirwatham assumed duties at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brussels on June 17.

Upon assuming office, Ms. Asirwatham had emphasised the need to accomplish the goals of the Embassy this year, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Brussels said.

She had also observed economic ties must be strengthened between Sri Lanka, Belgium and especially the EU which is Sri Lanka’s largest export destination.

Ms. Asirwatham called on the Chief of Protocol of Belgium, the Head of Protocol of the European Commission, and religious leaders after arriving in Brussels, the Embassy said.

The newly appointed Ambassador Designate had also held meetings with representatives of the Sri Lankan community and Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 3

  • Citizen Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:32 AM

    Nothing mentioned about her qualifications to receive the appointment!

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    Embassy of Sri Lanka in Belgium Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:29 PM

    Mrs. Grace Asirwatham had served as State Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prior to her appointment as Ambassador to Belgium and EU. She is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service (SLFS) with over 30 years of service. Mrs. Asirwatham holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration (University of Jaffna) and an MA in International Relations (University of Colombo).

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    jacob Tuesday, 25 June 2019 08:58 PM

    She is an outstanding career Diplomat

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