Sri Lanka’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Dr Dayan Jayatilleka is to be appointed as the Ambassador to Russia, Colombo Telegraph learns.
President Maithripala Sirisena has made this decision to which Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has not objected.
Dr Jayatilleka was a strong confidante of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and has of late backed a probable presidential bid by Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Dr Jayatilleka, when contacted by Colombo Telegraph on this, said ‘As of now I am not aware of it.’
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