Dec 17, 2020 (LBO) – The Ambassador-designate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Palitha Kohona, arrived in China on 15 December 2020 and virtually assumed duties on 16 December 2020. He was welcomed virtually by staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing which had been without a formal head for some months.
Dr. Palitha Kohona, a Sri Lankan diplomat with extensive experience, was the former Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations (UN) from 2009 to 2015.
Ambassador Dr. Kohona received his secondary education in Sri Lanka at St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia. He obtained a LLB (Hons.) at the University of Sri Lanka, a LLM from the Australian National University in International Trade Law and a Doctorate from Cambridge University in the UK for a thesis on International Economic Law.