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A.S.P. Liyanage appointed envoy to Qatar

2017-03-10 15:06:47
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed businessman A. S. P. Liyanage as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, Mr. Liyanage told the Daily Mirror today.

He said the appointment was made at a function held at the Presidential Secretariat today.

Parliament’s High Posts Committee decided to examine the nomination of Mr. Liyanage as the country’s ambassador to Qatar, in January this year. (Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 31

  • Bala Friday, 10 March 2017 16:10

    Not expected of yahapalanaya. Very sad indeed. I think this govt is also playing games and not thinking of the country or good governance.

    Reply : 3       57

    Yehiya Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:31

    Where cabinet

    Reply : 0       0

    SriLankan Community inQatar Friday, 10 March 2017 16:12

    this is very very wrong decision. I do not know why M3 still stick with MR's supporters. Is this a right decision? We need a qualified and experienced person. If not our country image will go.

    Reply : 3       44

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 10 March 2017 16:18

    Ha Ha, their is no difference between MaRa and Sira, both are underhand deal fellows.

    Reply : 2       48

    Missaka Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:40

    What about Bond Hora!

    Reply : 0       7

    lkboy Friday, 10 March 2017 16:22

    The guy who gifted a palace to MR?

    Reply : 1       43

    Perumal Saturday, 11 March 2017 10:05

    Yes, after the next election he will do the motions of gifting it to MS

    Reply : 0       4

    Acrobatic Bada Friday, 10 March 2017 16:24

    Somersaults at it's best. From one President to another. Well done Liyanage.

    Reply : 0       42

    Alwin Perera Friday, 10 March 2017 16:26

    Excellent Choice for Foreign Service . Commendable Appointment from Foreign Ministry ads promised during the election period.

    Reply : 14       16

    fayaz Friday, 10 March 2017 16:35

    May God Bless mother Lanka via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       22

    Ron Friday, 10 March 2017 16:43

    Weak President buying his former predecessors friends to control his inner demons. What a country we are living in with these so called leaders control us.

    Reply : 0       38

    Mandy Friday, 10 March 2017 16:56

    May be money talks. Buy your way through. It is the supporters at grassroot level who are faithful to the party and even kill each other. At top level it is just HOW MUCH ?

    Reply : 0       25

    Sofia Friday, 10 March 2017 16:59

    This country is doomed until all, yes all, these 225 members are got rid of and a totally new set is put in place - either democratically or even otherwise on the basis the end justifies the means.

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    incredulous Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:58

    Totally agree

    Reply : 0       3

    Dr.Watson Friday, 10 March 2017 17:03

    And the winner, the JVP. Well done MaRaSiRa.

    Reply : 2       18

    Bala Friday, 10 March 2017 17:03

    What fools this country's electorate to think any of the present lot from either side will keep their word to pull this country out of the cancer of corruption and move forward. Is this not blatant corruption.

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    Rajednran Friday, 10 March 2017 17:15

    This embassy already has bad image, even after knowing this why yahapanaya want to send a person like this who is incapable ? an embassy means it should be like Philippine embassy in Qatar. Even ambassador and staff also same.. try to solve the problems who live in Qatar. But i dont think this guy will do his job properly when we see his previous stories with MR

    Reply : 0       20

    Vatican man Friday, 10 March 2017 17:18

    God saves Lanka.

    Reply : 0       22

    chandradeva Friday, 10 March 2017 22:31

    ASP, did u give peacock to MS?

    Reply : 0       6

    Summa Friday, 10 March 2017 22:36

    Seems like we're still following the foot-steps of Mr. A.C.S. Hameed. When will our foreign service be professional, corrupt free from politicos. Please bear in mind, our Mother Lanka's image is at stake here. Sir, please act responsibly.

    Reply : 0       5

    jayantha Saturday, 11 March 2017 01:06

    This idiot president disrespect all the people who vote for him, You idiot Sirisena what kind of explanation you have regarding the appointment of this Mongol as a Qatar ambassador.

    Reply : 0       4

    asun Saturday, 11 March 2017 04:36

    corrupt businessman appointed to top posts, what a country

    Reply : 0       4

    sarana Saturday, 11 March 2017 06:31

    I think this guys close alliance of USA . Once he put huge ad to praising George Bush " Uthumano" - looks his agenda is going to Qatar is different and push from external forces

    Reply : 0       2

    rosebud Saturday, 11 March 2017 06:44

    Sending a crook as ambassador is not going to give Sri Lanka a positive image abroad. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    Nuwan Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:00

    ASP liayanage, Kawulua in cinema, Othelo in stage, Himi Ahimi in soap opera...MaRa SiRa in politics...!

    Reply : 0       2

    sacre blieu Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:49

    Like a formula for disaster. He seems to have ignored the history of this twisted mind who has been involved in questionable land deals. Non-career diplomats are noted to farm their own interest and not of the country. Our women will be more in danger.

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    Justica USA ... Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:50

    LOL...now this deal maker will talk to the Qatari giver about giving a safe haven to MR...all monies to be invested...pretty soon Yoshitha will be on a tour of duty to Qatar and not to Dubai...do our Lead politicians have anything known as ethics shameAll in parliament should be KICKED out and a new breed brought in....ALL these old codgers are there for their own benefit not to serve the voters....COME ELECTION...KICK EM ALL OUT....YOUNGSTERS PLS BUCKLE UP...FIR ...ITS YOUR FUTURE THAT IS AT STAKE.....they have lived enough...they will leave a mess for generations to suffer....THINK far send em all home....ALL BLOODY CROOKS....TRAITORS via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       4

    seqi Saturday, 11 March 2017 10:24

    he cant believe his luck.....why encourage such people.....shouldnt such positions go to well trained diplomats.... via DM Android App

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    CITIZEN Saturday, 11 March 2017 10:45

    Ambassador Designate, What about the "Peacock Mandiraya"? Whom is it going to this time around??? You are a wonderful person you are using the "Mandiraya" as a "manthranaya" to get around the powers-that-be!!! We are at a great loss to understand your appointment as you being a boot-licker of the former regime?????

    Reply : 0       4

    TRUE MAN Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:47

    politics gone to monara......................... ...................... via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       1

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:52

    All these political ambassadors are not accepted in the worldwide diplomatic community. They are pariahs, which has a negative impact on Sri Lanka.

    Reply : 0       4

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