Ambassador – designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar assumes duties

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Ambassador – designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar assumes duties

The newly appointed Ambassador – designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar J.M. Janaka Priyantha Bandara assumed duties at the Sri Lanka Embassy in Yangon on 02  May 2022.

Addressing the staff of the Embassy upon assumption of duties, the Ambassador-designate outlined that he is dedicated to work for strengthening the longstanding friendly relations based on Theravada Buddhism between Sri Lanka and Myanmar.  He also emphasized the need to pay attention to enhancing economic, political, and cultural connectivity between the two countries for mutual benefit.

The Ambassador designate Janaka Bandara has illustrated a multifaceted career. He is an Attorney at Law by profession, and has served as a Magistrate, an Additional District Judge and senior Legal Counsel in Private Bar. He has been a member of the Parliament and has served as the Public Trustee of Sri Lanka, Governor of Sabaragamuwa province, and held a number of senior positions including Presidential Advisor, Parliament Secretary to the Hon. Prime Minister and Chairman of the Parliamentary Public Petitions Committee.

The Ambassador designate Janaka Bandara has also served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UAE and worked as the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria prior to this appointment.

 

Sri Lanka Embassy

Yangon

02.05.2022

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