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Sri Lanka appoints new Consul in Texas

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam after handing over the Commission of Appointment to Halamba.

Sri Lanka has decided to expand its presence in Texas in line with the unprecedented expansion in bilateral relations with the United States.

The government has appointed Susantha Shan Halamba as the new Consul for Sri Lanka to the state of Texas.

Halamba is the co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceyhinz Link International headquartered in Irving, Texas - the parent company of RIOCOCO Worldwide and Ceytips Ceylon Tea - and also the Co-Founder, President of the Texas-based Unitech Solutions.He was awarded the International Businessman of The Year award by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Texas Governor’s Business Champion Award.

‘‘Sri Lanka is reinvigorating its representation in the United States as the bilateral relations and people to people ties between the two nations are on an exponential growth trajectory’’ Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United States Prasad Kariyawasam said speaking at an event organized by the World Affairs Council in Dallas-Fort Worth to welcome Halamba.

Texas is the second largest American state and is home to a substantial Sri Lankan-American community and important businesses with ties to Sri Lanka. The new appointment will help serve the state’s Sri Lankan community while facilitating multiple spheres of cooperation with state of Texas.


 

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