Three new Ambassadors presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo on September 11. The envoys are: Riho Kruuv- Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia Jorge Juan Castaneda Mendez – Ambassador of Peru and Chulamanee Chartsuwan- Ambassador of Thailand.
Addressing them, President Sirisena said the countries with excellent cordial relations must strengthen economic cooperation to ensure solid long term bilateral ties. He pointed out that Sri Lanka wants to have strong economic and investment relations with friendly countries. While the Ambassadors of Thailand will be based in Colombo, other two will function as non-resident concurrently accredited Ambassadors with residence in New Delhi.
Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana, Secretary to the President Austin Fernando and Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam were also present at this occasion.