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The Foreign Affairs Ministry has decided to recall 36 politically appointed Sri Lankan diplomats.

The decision had been taken at a meeting on Wednesday.

Lakshman Hulugalla the former head of the Media Centre for National Security was also among those recalled.

These diplomats had been working in various positions as second secretaries, third secretaries and ministers.

Earlier the government had decided to recall 29 political appointees serving as ambassadors and high commissioners.(Kelum Bandara)

 
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  • Bala Friday, 06 February 2015 06:24 PM

    They dont love the country - only themselves

    Dilshan Sunday, 08 February 2015 10:14 AM

    Aiyo, our man in Japan is in tears !!

    Dushy Friday, 06 February 2015 01:29 PM

    Yes she is a UK graduate and underwent a special diplomatic training conducted by the foreign ministry.

    Bala Friday, 06 February 2015 06:28 PM

    Dulles Allas haperuma is also a USA citizen - how much did he take across ?

    Bala Friday, 06 February 2015 06:30 PM

    Who is RP - give name

    Freddy Friday, 06 February 2015 01:30 PM

    Wow bring all back and ditch them, or charge them. Our jails must be full of politicians. They might have an election in jail. That is where the power is today. Some can organize politics from jail.

    Lanka Friday, 06 February 2015 06:40 PM

    Where are the names of the Diplomats?Thank You!

    nic Friday, 06 February 2015 06:44 PM

    What do military or ex-military men know about diplomacy and foreign policy? Appoint trained, qualified, multi-lingual persons/carrier diplomats to these positions so that they do not jut lie abroad for the good of the country!

    JJ Saturday, 07 February 2015 04:59 AM

    How about Raja Edirisooriya another lackey of Gota made ambassador to Brazil. Previous chairman of Mihin Lanka and prior plan checker for city of San Dimas, CA

    S. Obeyesekere Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:38 AM

    Hulugalla Crook.

    JJ Saturday, 07 February 2015 05:03 AM

    Print this bastards name so all can see the lackey of this MR Clan.

    wije Friday, 06 February 2015 01:58 PM

    He should be cuz he was another boot licker

    Cdr.Piyasiri Daranagama Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:01 AM

    Leave Ad.Thisara Samarasinghe undisturbed. Even though he is not a career diplomat he conducted his mission admirably with dedication, devotion and with a sense of patriotism

    Coconut Republic Friday, 06 February 2015 02:09 PM

    In case if my fellow country men are forgotten! !! http://www.dailymirror.lk/54711/tech

    Coconut Republic Friday, 06 February 2015 02:13 PM

    All in Australian mission are been given asylum by Packer and Co.

    willowsd Friday, 06 February 2015 10:33 AM

    These diplomats had been working in various positions as second secretaries, third secretaries and ministers. AND DOING NOTHING

    willowsd Friday, 06 February 2015 10:34 AM

    These diplomats had been working in various positions as second secretaries, third secretaries and ministers. AND DOING NOTHING

    WILLY Friday, 06 February 2015 02:24 PM

    Appoint/Recall/Appoint..that is the name of the game of all governments worldwide and not applicable only to Lanka

    mahiluck Friday, 06 February 2015 10:39 AM

    Govt should list out all names of people who have been recalled ! we have right to know the names.....

    mohamed asfar Friday, 06 February 2015 10:39 AM

    mahinda baalsuriya in the list ?

    Kumar Perera Friday, 06 February 2015 02:28 PM

    Yes!sri Lankans living in Sweden knows how Alahapperuma`s brother spent Milions of tax payers Money to change the Embassy Residence to live in another apartment and again to another apartment.He had spent millions .Govt should send somebody to go round and check all the Embassy accounts.Now the drivers are living in this embassy Residence.

    sri Friday, 06 February 2015 07:49 PM

    Need to check the bank balances of the old appointees and their expenditure accounts !

    Chapel kanda Friday, 06 February 2015 02:39 PM

    The only deserving case is the HC for Australia who did bat for the country tirelessly and have put runs on the board. Deserves at least an extension till Govt finds an outstanding diplomat to weather the tough anti SL sentiments here.

    weerasighe Friday, 06 February 2015 02:45 PM

    trade commissioner for Sydney wrote an article favouring Mr just before elections favouring the rajapakse regime he should be back in sri lanka before any one else

    Sirisena Friday, 06 February 2015 11:04 AM

    No Willowsd, They were looking after their own and Rajapakse intersets.

    Tissa Friday, 06 February 2015 11:08 AM

    Most career diplomats do sweet nothing.They dont love the country.Non career diplomats are politically oriented and love the country and the leader of the country.

    teni Friday, 06 February 2015 03:08 PM

    Lets wish not to happen same thing from the current govt. But signs can be seen.Most of Diplomats are engaging their businesses without having interest.of the country.

    Veritas Friday, 06 February 2015 11:33 AM

    Indeed, for the sake of transparency the names must be revealed.

    Coconut Republic Friday, 06 February 2015 11:35 AM

    He is not in the recalled list but in the wanted list

    periya dorai Friday, 06 February 2015 03:29 PM

    Shall we the readers and general public name them, lets start.1. R P ( Seychelles) 2.. ????

    romani Friday, 06 February 2015 11:37 AM

    what about the political appoinment of former great actors grand-daughter at sydney . is she qualified to a such possition?

    Coconut Republic Friday, 06 February 2015 11:37 AM

    Most of them are 1st and 2nd SEXteries

    Sri Friday, 06 February 2015 11:38 AM

    Why only mention one name?

    Tariq Qureshi Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:23 PM

    In no time would the previous regime end up with "4th Secretaries"....with the way they filled in virtually every possible position that they could create.......

    Kehel Mala Saturday, 07 February 2015 06:27 PM

    What about Srimal W, brother of Madame SR, was appointed Deputy ambassador to Austria, no previous experience in diplomatic service. Any news of him?

    fayaz Friday, 06 February 2015 10:48 PM

    Good and sensible move by the government via DM Android App

    podi appuhami Friday, 06 February 2015 03:56 PM

    These people were drawing their salary and engaging in their personal improvement. No qualification and they have become overnight diplomats. The new government should bring a proper policy and check and balance in the appointments in the future.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 06 February 2015 12:02 PM

    Yes because we paid their "pin padi".

    Ranjit Friday, 06 February 2015 12:06 PM

    I totally agree with you.

    Lanka Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:34 AM

    These fellows are boot lickers, who got these positions for their personal gains. Mihin air was a total disaster. Somehow got around Gota. Then they start buying real estates, living lavishly and what not all in the expense of the tax payers.

    sri Friday, 06 February 2015 04:30 PM

    Yes, we need to know their names and every diplomats ( ambassadors) should be replaced.

    yahapalana Saturday, 07 February 2015 09:26 AM

    Only talk and no action. The Government announces recalling of political appointees to embassies everyday but actually it is taking a long time to take action. Just like taking Duminda and Shashi to custody. Government should also give the names of those recalled. We have Right To Information.

    Lanka Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:41 AM

    Oh yeah, they do a great job of living lavishly, and filling up their bank accounts. The guy in Brazil is even buying into real estate in the US.

    woodward Friday, 06 February 2015 12:08 PM

    what about the trade commissioners in Melbourne,sydney etcstrong supporters of MR

    Lanka Sunday, 08 February 2015 03:43 AM

    Yes, agree! These are tax payers money we are talking!

    carlyle Friday, 06 February 2015 04:43 PM

    fBring back all the trade commissioners to sri lanka to the mundane jobs they were doing,and now ducking for cover when the so called king has lost,or sir they will ruin the trade and the foreign office,with hardly any qualifications they entered the service over looking career diplomats the ones in Sydney and Melbourne.The High Commissioner was a very fine diplomat kept his status all the time and mingled with the useless lot keep him here Sir

    Veda-mama Friday, 06 February 2015 12:11 PM

    Well said. He may be just one out of many more in the farm.

    verita Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:31 PM

    MAITHREE YAHAPALANA HAD BEEN PERFECTLY EFFECTIVE. , BY RECALLING ALL THE POLITICAL STOOGES,HENCHMEN , FIRST AND SECOND SECRETARIES, ,CLEANING THE EMBASSIES SUPERBLY WITHOUT LEAVING EVEN A LABOURER WHO HAD BEEN A GOON OR STOOGE OF MARA. .THAT BANDIT ERA IS WASHED OFF NOW..THANK YOU .STALWART MANGALA S. YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A VERY VERY CLEAN AND AN HERCULEAN TASK.LET US HAVE THE NAMES OF ALL THOSE UNQUALIFIED GOONS PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPER FOR ALL TO SEE.. AS PUNISHMENT FOR THEM TO BE VIEWED BY THE EDUCATED AND INTELLECTUAL CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA, MAITHREES LOYAL CITIZENS, SO THAT WE PONDER HIM MORE AND MORE FOR HIS FIRM STAND , IN CLEANING THE EMBASSIES , AND INFACT CLOSURE OF UNWANTED AND UNPROFITABLE EMBASSIES IN FUTURE.. OUR HATS OFF TO THE BOLD HERO, WHO DARE NOT LISTEN TO ANY HENCHMEN LIKE KEHELIYA, VASUDEVA OR BOGUS ACTORS LIKE RAVINDRA RANDENIYA ,AND ALL THE OTHER STOOGES. THANK YOU MINISTER . TO HELL WITH THAT WORM ,GADAWILA GLP..

    Mevan Friday, 06 February 2015 12:25 PM

    Good move. Appoint only educated and experienced persons for these posts.

    citizan Friday, 06 February 2015 12:45 PM

    Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda is the well known Sri Lanan name by Japanees people next to the late pracident Mr JR Jayayewardene. Is he also recalled ?

    citizen LK Friday, 06 February 2015 05:18 PM

    Training provided by the Ministry AFTER they have been selected is rubbish. If they are qualified they must be selected after a COMPETITIVE exam, not because they know A, B, or MR for that matter. There are more deserving qualified people who lose out because the previous government promoted this sort of favorites. Regardless of training provided by the foreign ministry, Political Appointees should be sent home.

    asanjiva Friday, 06 February 2015 05:38 PM

    Sir the the HC for Sri lanka in Australia is a fantastic Diplomat,he is one of the Finest Diplomats you can ever getHe shoud be retained at all time .A gentleman of the highest order

    sanjiva Friday, 06 February 2015 05:51 PM

    The Highh commissioner for Sri Lanka in Australia The Hon Mr Samarasinghhe is an out standing ambassador for Sri lanka,Frankly a Diplomat of the first Order,Please sir do not touch him,he is a Fantastic individual

    Robert Peters Friday, 06 February 2015 05:53 PM

    In my opinion Sri Lankan diplomats should engage in seeking economic partnerships from foreign countries. That would include manufacturing plants utilizing Sri Lankan labor, exporting of goods and services from Sri Lankan owned companies. Also seeking assistance and expertise in infrastructure and medical innovation. Also diplomats should become friendly with the host countries government. Finally they should educated themselves on the various industries located in their host country and regularly promote Sri Lanka as a wonderful tourist destination and as a potential business partner for future expansion. This is just my opinion.

    senakak Friday, 06 February 2015 05:54 PM

    regardless of the appointments were politically backed or not recalling these persons and reinstating new ones would cost some serious money. this action would backfire in one way or another

    Citizen Sunday, 08 February 2015 09:25 AM

    All tax payers money goes to these rogues. This guy is buying real estate in the US.

    Dilshan Friday, 06 February 2015 01:18 PM

    How many from Japan?


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