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SL envoy to Maldives presents credentials

Ambassador K.W.N.D. Karunaratne presents his credentials to Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President’s Office in Male recently.
Ambassador K.W.N.D. Karunaratne presents his credentials to Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President’s Office in Male recently.

Ambassador-designate K.W.N.D. Karunaratne presented Letters of Credence to Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President’s Office in Male accrediting him as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Maldives recently.

The Ambassador was accompanied by the staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy.

Ambassador Karunaratne conveyed the greetings of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, recalling their visits to Maldives in 2015 and 2019. Also, the Ambassador expressed his appreciation to the Maldives of the support extended to Sri Lanka in bilateral as well as in multilateral areas.

President Solih reciprocated his greetings to the President of Sri Lanka and recalled his visit to Sri Lanka as a guest of honour at the 2019 Independence Day celebrations. He commended the strong and special bond of friendship and bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Karunaratne was the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar. He held many posts for 37 years in the government sector as well as in the private sector.

During his tenures, he served as the Coordinating Secretary to the Minister of Defence, Private Secretary to the Minister of Health, Additional Surveyor General of the Department of Surveys, Chairman, Natural Resources Management Services and Chairman, National Water Resources Board.

Ambassador Karunaratne obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Peradeniya and obtained three Post Graduate diplomas in Surveying and Mapping, Rural Area Development and Advanced Techniques of Surveying and Land Administration. He is an old boy of Po/Sewamuktha Camp School in Polonnaruwa.


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