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Milinda to be High Commissioner of Cabinet rank to India

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The government is to appoint one time Minister Milinda Moragoda, as Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner of Cabinet rank to India, an official said.

This is the first time Sri Lanka is going to appoint an envoy of Cabinet rank. Once such status is afforded, Mr. Moragoda will be able to interact with the leaders of both the countries directly without the procedure of going through the respective foreign ministries.

He served as an MP between 2001 and 2010. Afterwards, he also served as the Minister of Tourism between 2007 and 2009, and Minister for Economic Reform, Science and Technology and Deputy Minister for Plan Implementation and Development (2002–2004). He also served as the Minister of Justice and Law Reform (2009-2010).

Asked about it, Foreign Secretary Prof. Jayanath Colombage told Daily Mirror that Mr. Moragoda would be appointed High Commissioner of Cabinet rank because he was a person of international stature. (Kelum Bandara)

 

  Comments - 11

  • Jude Sunday, 30 August 2020 09:00 AM

    Why !!???

    DAYAN Sunday, 30 August 2020 10:28 AM

    Cabinet rank High Commissioners? Joke of the year.

    Herman Perera Sunday, 30 August 2020 11:12 AM

    WONDER OF ASIA.

    Anura Jayantha Sunday, 30 August 2020 11:02 AM

    Surely Ranil’s recommendation..

    Dayasiri Sunday, 30 August 2020 02:40 PM

    Feel sorry for those people who think the government are extreme patriots when actually the entire agenda is controlled by Moragoda-US led Pathfinder foundation.

    Modaya Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:29 PM

    This Government is also mad! Rouges and anti-nationalist are appointed to important positions; is not it a follhy? Jayanath Kolambage,s pathfinder collehue. At this rate this government will find its destinity soon. Without governments knowledge they will fall into the Dhark,s mouth-Yankees.

    GOBBASENA Sunday, 30 August 2020 03:39 PM

    WHY A HAND OF THE YANKEES? DO YOU NOT FIND PEOPLE. DOES THE GOVERNMENT WANTS A SUICIDE?

    vithura Sunday, 30 August 2020 05:56 PM

    There is more to it than meets the eye!

    Connie Urba Sunday, 30 August 2020 06:05 PM

    Ooooh! Modi is as unscrupulous as our mob. Wonder what's in the pipeline?

    Demuni Uduwara Sunday, 30 August 2020 07:14 PM

    MCC is nearby.

    GHarry Sunday, 30 August 2020 07:32 PM

    Policy-less - lack of knowledge in international arena - person inefficient for the post. De-list the guy immediately.


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