Sri Lanka's new envoy envisages good ties with Bangladesh

Sri Lanka's High Commissioner–designate to Bangladesh, Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne,  has said he envisages good ties with Bangladesh  as both countries shared common goals of mutual benefit "for our people and the region"

Nov 16, 2020
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Sri Lanka's High Commissioner–designate to Bangladesh, Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne,  has said he envisages good ties with Bangladesh  as both countries shared common goals of mutual benefit "for our people and the region".

The High Commissioner-designate and his wife, Harsha Seneviratne arrived in Dhaka last week to take over his new assignment. 

After taking over office,  Seneviratne conveyed President Gotbhaya Rajapakse's vision and goodwill towards Bangladesh, including sentiments of mutuality and economic and cultural aspirations shared between the people of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He also said that President Rajapakse holds Bangladesh in the highest esteem as a kin-country and values Bangladesh as a trusted friend of Sri Lanka.

Professor Seneviratne, a historian-archaeologist by profession is a product of Ananda College Colombo, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was the former Professor of Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and held positions of Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director General of the UNESCO – Sri Lanka Central Cultural Fund, and the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to India.