Talpahewa, chargé d’affaires in London

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With the acceptance of the resignation of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Chris Nonis, the External Affairs Ministry has asked the country’s Deputy High Commissioner to the Maldives Chanaka H. Talpahewa to take over as chargé d'affaires in London, a minister said.

Dr. Nonis tendered his resignation after an unprovoked assault on him allegedly by Monitoring MP of the External Affairs Ministry Sajin Vaas Gunawardane at the New York residence of SriLankan Airlines director Dilan Ariyawansa.

The government accepted the resignation last Friday, and assigned Dr. Talpahewa as the chargé d’affaires of the High Commission in the UK.(Kelum Bandara)
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  • Dr Najimudeen Monday, 06 October 2014 03:02 AM

    For the UPFA government MP Sajin Was is more important than High commissioner Dr Chris Nonin

    Ron Monday, 06 October 2014 07:11 PM

    The Director of Sri Lanka Airlines in New York has been in the US for over 20 years and owned this property long before he became a Director of SL Airlines.

    Suq Madique Monday, 06 October 2014 03:12 AM

    They should have kept Nonis and sacked Vaas but end of the day its the thugs who rule. No future for Sri Lanka.

    Guru Monday, 06 October 2014 10:15 AM

    If Dr. is a qualification for this vacated post . Then Dr. Marvin Silva is a most suitable person

    ajith fernando Monday, 06 October 2014 10:16 AM

    UN understand what is happening in Sri Lankan democracy under MR administration. That is why they want to interfere on sri Lankan matters.

    sach Monday, 06 October 2014 03:34 AM

    this shows how foreign service have become a comedy of errors under this administration

    mount Monday, 06 October 2014 04:13 PM

    Rat for elephant

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 06 October 2014 03:41 AM

    International conspirators won the day, efficient upright diplomat kicked by thug politician ably abetted by the top power.

    Suq Madique Monday, 06 October 2014 02:39 PM

    Since when can a deputy HC of Maldives can be appointed HC in London??

    azudha Monday, 06 October 2014 04:28 PM

    Aascharya is heading towards point of no return...

    Crazy Man Monday, 06 October 2014 04:03 AM

    Take care,when Sajin is around, keep your cheek ready. I advise you to grow beard that will reduce the impact of the slap! Anyway it is for your own good.

    yehiya Monday, 06 October 2014 04:07 AM

    Another backbiter to screen

    Jayne Mansfield Monday, 06 October 2014 04:21 AM

    Kevin ,you are very right !!

    Rachel Monday, 06 October 2014 05:27 PM

    Kevin and Jayne absolutely spot on. But even a flea is better than a diplomat from the Maldives. Shows the level of our foreign service.

    cric Monday, 06 October 2014 04:28 AM

    when is his assault due?

    anonymous Monday, 06 October 2014 10:12 AM

    I think a presidential inquiry is also required to investigate how a director of Sri Lankan Airlines (a government owned and heavily loss making entity) owns a residence in New York

    Ihale Monday, 06 October 2014 06:45 AM

    This is said internal conflict. However Failure in proper law and order specially when ministers involved. Wonder of Asia. via DM Android App

    durang Monday, 06 October 2014 12:37 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. YOUNG AND ENERGETIC AND A VERY ENTHUSIASTIC DIPLOMATIC OFFICER.

    gayan Monday, 06 October 2014 05:35 AM

    most suitable person for this post is Ven.Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero.bcs he criticised all diplomats as useless fellows.

    kumara attanayaka Monday, 06 October 2014 05:37 AM

    congratulation for you
    but please be careful with ministers .what ever they said to you do it. that is how work to be done with unprofessional politician.

    Residence@NYC Monday, 06 October 2014 05:50 AM

    So the director of a practically bankrupt airline has a private residence in New York. Life must truly be good ~

    Labby Monday, 06 October 2014 05:50 AM

    [quote name="Haasya"]Maldives to London ! Hope he can speak well in English, atleast.[/quote]

    Don't worry, Dr Talpahewa is a Phd and is very fluent in English.

    Kevin Monday, 06 October 2014 01:54 AM

    Sleep with dogs and wake up with fleas!

    Hirantha Monday, 06 October 2014 06:04 AM

    Maldives to London ! Hope he can speak well in English, atleast.


    Don't worry, Dr Talpahewa is a Phd and is very fluent in English.

    Well good news but advice him not to get into arguments with 2.50 people !ahaa

    Chanakya Monday, 06 October 2014 06:40 PM

    The strategy appears to be to keep the International Community and Policy Makers amused with the posting of a bunch of jokers to our Diplomatic Missions abroad to get favourable responses to issues faced by us in the International Arena. London is an A1 mission and in the past only hand picked professionals were selected to represent us. via DM iPad app

    Asaaw Monday, 06 October 2014 03:03 PM

    This is an another example of MR. via DM Android App

    Haasya Monday, 06 October 2014 02:54 AM

    Maldives to London ! Hope he can speak well in English, atleast.


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