Sri Lankan ambassador to China Majintha Jayesinghe assumes duties

21 May 2024 03:30 pm – 4      – 1213

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Colombo, May 21 (Daily Mirror) – Ambassador-designate to China Majintha Jayesinghe assumed duties on May 20, 2024 at the Embassy in Beijing, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Addressing the Staff, Ambassador Majintha Jayesinghe recalled the close historic relations between Sri Lanka and China and outlined the significance and importance of the bilateral relations between the two countries.

He emphasized the need to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s presence in China by promoting trade, Investments, tourism and cultural ties.

Jayesinghe is a career diplomat who joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998 and was Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Austria with accreditation to six countries and Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates prior to his appointment in the People’s Republic of China.

Ambassador Jayesinghe’s diplomatic career entailed serving as Deputy High Commissioner in Malaysia, Consul General in Shanghai, and at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China. The Ambassador-designate also held several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka including Chief of Protocol, Director General – CHOGM Taskforce 2013 Secretariat, Director General, Human Rights and Acting Additional Secretary Protocol, Human Rights, and West.