Posting as envoy in Russia: Dayan's nomination approved

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Parliament's High Post Committee yesterday approved the nomination of former Ambassador Dr. Dayan Jayatilake as Sri Lanka’s envoy in Russia, despite the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) opposing it, it is learnt.

President Maithripala Sirisena nominated him to the post. However, there were some disagreements at the High Post Committee of Parliament.

It is a parliamentary committee that affirms appointment to key positions such as ambassadors, high commissioners and chairmen to government institutions after considering their qualifications. There were some civil society organizations that raised objection to Dr. Jayatilake’s appointment.

Despite the approval of Dr. Jayatilake’s nomination, the High Post Committee decided to write to the President saying that the conduct of Dr. Jayatilake was unsatisfactory, especially after he was called before the Committee. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Colomba Kaakka Friday, 10 August 2018 09:52 AM

    Liars..... What was the QUALIFICATION that ASP Liyanage had to be appointed as ambassador to MS seem to have run out of options to be appointing MRs stooges Not knowing that they will give him the Aapa game,,,,

    CITIZEN Friday, 10 August 2018 09:53 AM

    Wonderful! Further evidence of MR/MS secret deal! He is not only a high Diplomatic hypocrite, he is a Rajapakse stooge! All the corrupt and fraudulent deals of former Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunge will vanish into the oblivion!! Al the records and evidences of the corrupt military hardware deals will be effectively done away with so that the so-called investigations into these will be an exercise of futility!!! "Horu Allanna Horu" - releasing shortly!!!

    Shanty Wickramasinge Friday, 10 August 2018 11:05 AM

    Is he a person liked by every community. Be fair to every one.

    Unchikun Friday, 10 August 2018 10:12 AM

    The is a man who goes shopping for MR and specially Gota. A five star bootlicker. The motive to send him to Russia is to safeguard the Rajapaksas. MS is digging his own grave?

    Nihal Friday, 10 August 2018 10:23 AM

    Mr DAYAN Please get Russian government support to build our country in Militarily to improve our professional Armed forces in New latest Technology

    Appuhamy Friday, 10 August 2018 10:33 AM

    Bloody Turncoat

    HYPOCRITE Friday, 10 August 2018 04:32 PM

    Remember how he pleaded at a TV interview fr "give Mahinda one more chance as president" - now how come MS or RW forgetting these utterences . ?

    Rasheed Friday, 10 August 2018 10:33 AM

    Only few people are rotated for the Diplomatic appointment, are they short of qualified people?

    truth Friday, 10 August 2018 10:37 AM

    what a bad choice. A guy without any policies but a lackey of Rajapakses his only qualification,

    lkboy Friday, 10 August 2018 10:49 AM

    Isnt he a MR guy?

    Citizen Perera Friday, 10 August 2018 11:06 AM

    Another appointment recommended and approved by MR.

    Ceylon Friday, 10 August 2018 11:07 AM

    This man is not qualified to be a ambadsodor to represent a country.he is a political henchman and didnt do anything good for the country during his previous positions.bankrupt sirisena now dont have some one respectable to choose for a job.shame on you.

    ase Friday, 10 August 2018 11:18 AM

    Is this a part of the ship deal ??securing the "santhosam" for the son and the daughter ??

    Sasi Friday, 10 August 2018 11:42 AM

    This fellow is Rajapaksa family’s warm up guy. He sits on the toilets to warm up the seat before MR,Gota,or any other family member come to use the toilet.

    AIA Friday, 10 August 2018 11:47 AM

    Whatever the different opinions may be, he has all the right credentials. Political affiliations should not be considered in these appointments. In that sense this is a good choice.

    Mandyi Friday, 10 August 2018 12:01 PM

    Mahinda wenuwen kadey giya Dayan rusiyawata yanawa My3 vikunanna.

    Shelton Dharmaratne Friday, 10 August 2018 12:21 PM

    Congratulations on your appointment and wish you every success in your new duties. I'm absolutely certain that you will promote mutually beneficial cooperation, proficiently garner much needed economic and technical aid and move forward SriLanka- Russia relations, along the right track.

    achcharu Friday, 10 August 2018 12:47 PM

    Looks like "sudussata sudusu thana" alot to improve between Russia and SL and no better experienced person who has done much during the war.

    Rajan Friday, 10 August 2018 01:11 PM

    Shame and disgraceful appointment. MS is abusing his powers with such appointments. He is proving what a poor choice he has been.

    Ceylon Friday, 10 August 2018 01:25 PM

    Only his qualification is love lick politicians foot.

    Land like none other Friday, 10 August 2018 01:42 PM

    A wolf in sheep's clothing. He is a hard core MR, GR bootlicker. Perhaps MS

    Aththa Friday, 10 August 2018 01:48 PM

    This guy was very critical of the present Govt. after MR was defeated. It looks like MS is digging his own grave.

    S.P. Ramkumar Friday, 10 August 2018 01:56 PM

    Dayan J might teach communism to Russians,

    Avanka Friday, 10 August 2018 02:01 PM

    This guy before tge elections supported MS after the elections was with MR. Now for perks again with MS a nan without principles. I do not respect him. What he comment cannot be accepted

    ravin Friday, 10 August 2018 02:35 PM

    Again and again same mistake. How many swollen headed idiots in this so called committee. Why can't they appoint a career diplomat. Senior career diplomats are trained fo many years to handle situations diplomatically and politically.These are the very people who ruin the remaining image of this county. Look at the history of diplomatic services political appointments and,any child will understand how these politicas let voices against Sri Lanka raised. The future children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will suffer with these type of unsuitable appointments..

    CITIZEN Friday, 10 August 2018 04:12 PM

    MS would have appointed him because a bloody turncoat he is he will shop for MS. But, MS is sadly mistaken bcos he is a Gota-man and he will do the most to backbite MS and promote MR/GR to the detriment of MS! Earlier he said if MR won he will be 6ft under but by his own will he has decided to go 60ft under!!!

    Sharon Friday, 10 August 2018 05:04 PM

    Ah.... now I understand why he was attacking Gota recently...

    yahiya Friday, 10 August 2018 05:15 PM

    This is Mahindas well organised coup. There are lot of efficient young diplomats on waiting list. Very shame. Maithree

    Mandayan Friday, 10 August 2018 05:56 PM

    What a way to make MR to lose one of his loose cannon.

    Gamini Friday, 10 August 2018 07:34 PM

    Isn't there any other suitable person who helped to form this government to give this post? Why UNP is not opposing this appointment?

    Buddhist Saturday, 11 August 2018 06:57 PM

    Next appointment of Maithri is to appoint Mahinda Rajapakse as the Prime Minister. I am not sure if the President understands the weight of his position.

    nimesh Saturday, 11 August 2018 07:22 PM

    why this old controversial guy,,why cant url give a career diplomat this post

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