High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Esala Weerakoon presented Credentials to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday, 13 November 2015.
High Commissioner Weerakoon is a senior career diplomat. Since he joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1998, he has served as Ambassador to Norway, High Commissioner to Seychelles, Charge d’ Affaires at Sri Lanka Embassies in Washington DC and in Tokyo in addition to several other postings that include London, Canberra, Kuala Lumpur and Paris. During his tenure of service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he has served in different capacities including as the Director General of Economic Affairs Division and the Director General of East Asia & Pacific Division. He has also held office as Additional Secretary (External Relations) at the Ministry of Economic Development and as Additional Secretary (Special Projects) at the Ministry of Housing & Samurdhi.
A past student of Royal College, Colombo and a graduate in Economics from the University of Kelaniya, High Commissioner Weerakoon is also an alumni of the London School of Economics and the University of London, where he pursued his post-graduate studies.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
16 November 2015