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Govt. turns down pleas by politically appointed diplomats

20 December 2019 06:36 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The government has turned down a request by some politically appointed diplomats to grant them extra time to return to the country, a source said.

The government has recalled all Sri Lankan heads of missions politically appointed by the previous administration. They are supposed to return before December 31, 2019, However, a government source said some of them have sought a few more months extension to come back, but the request was declined.

Once they return, the government is trying to select a fresh batch of diplomats to be posted to different countries.

The government has recalled more than 20 such political appointees. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • Max Friday, 20 December 2019 07:16 AM

    Great decision !!

    Chula de de Silva Friday, 20 December 2019 09:33 AM

    Nothing Great.... forgone conclusion!!! They all ultimately did the same thing all the time.... Lets wait a little … and we will know whether it is a great decision!!

    cheers Friday, 20 December 2019 07:47 AM

    Maithree, Ranil, Mangala, Ravi were the main culprits and they were mere passengers on SL payroll

    Ups Friday, 20 December 2019 08:37 AM

    Enough is enough,country is suffering a lot due to politically appointed,illiterate,stupid,shameless diplomats like ,Swiss diplomats,we should not send people of this caliber to represent our country

    Poli-tikka Friday, 20 December 2019 08:54 AM

    All appointments are political, NO!!!

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