High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna presents credentials

The newly appointed High Commissioner Mr. J.C. Weliamuna PC presented Letters of Credence on 20th September 2019 to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurly AC DSC (Retd) . The ceremony which was held at the Government House was attended by Ms. Penny Williams, Deputy Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) representing   Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, Australia.

Following the presentation of credentials High Commissioner Weliamuna had a one to one meeting with the Governor- General where the High Commissioner conveyed warm greetings from H.E. the President Maitreepala Sirisena , Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and peoples of Sri Lanka to the Governor-General.High Commissioner expressed his keen interest in further enhancing the friendly relations and close cooperation between the two countries to new heights. While congratulating the High Commissioner, the Governor-General wished him success in his new assignment and warmly recalled the longstanding bilateral relations between the two countries.

The ceremony included taking of an official photograph and a Guard of Honour according a ‘National Salute’ which was followed by an official lunch hosted by the Governor-General to the newly accredited Heads of Mission at the Government House.

High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna is a President’s Counsel and holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Colombo with numerous professional achievements in the areas of Constitutional, Human Rights and International Law.

 

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23 September  2019

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