17 August, 2022


Full List: Over 50 ‘Rajapaksa Diplomats’ Recalled So Far

Presently, over 50 non-career diplomats appointed during the Rajapaksa regime have been recalled to which includes military officials, Rajapaksa henchmen, relatives of former Ministers as well as Rajapaksa ‘prince’ Yoshitha’s ex-girlfriend Yasara Abeynayake, Colombo Telegraph learns.

Mangala Samaraweera - External Affairs Minister

Mangala Samaraweera – External Affairs Minister

Among those who have been recalled are some 27 Heads of Missions to which includes Dr. Palitha Kohona who was appointed as the Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and Rear Admiral (Rtd) Wasantha Karannagoda who was serving as the Ambassador to Tokyo.

Meanwhile a total of 23 non-career, non-heads of Mission level officials have also been recalled to which includes former Media Center for National Security Director, Lakshman Hulugalla who was serving as the Deputy High Commisisoner in Canberra, CJ Rambukwella – daughter of former Minister Keheliya who was serving as the New York Second Secretary and Yasara who was serving as the Sydney Consul.

Following are the full lists of the diplomats who have been recalled:

Click here Recalled Heads of Mission and here Recalled Non-Heads of Mission Political Appoitnments


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    Great to see all these losers being recalled, with names published in media so we all know how they got their jobs! What a shame. If they have any self respect they will claim refugee status and stay in wherever they are.

    BTW Rambukwella’s daughter had tried to pull a fast one claiming membership of some institution only to be told to shut up and put up. ROFLMAO. Bandula J can start working as a clerk and Yasara A can try some other work in Sri Lanka (or refugee claim in Oz)!

    Bye bye bogus diplomats. You are a shame to the country and you stink.

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      Initially it was stated that all the political appointed diplomats would be recalled. Still there are some more remaining

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    We’re all commenting on the appointments of the allies of the then poticcos and friends, but no one seems to be talking about the politically initiated appointments of the members of the numerous govt institutions here, in Sri Lanka, whether it be in Colombo or otherwise.
    I for one know quite a few young ladies and gentlemen who have been assigned rather high ranking jobs thereby ensuring they collect their salaries plus after, are liable for pensions as well. I’m of course referring to both media and state corporations. These people hardly know what to do, when to do, but still manage to terrorise their current superiors as they are sons or daughters who’s parents are either ministers, members of parliament, or just chairmen, past or present of corporations. I’m sure, if we get rid of the such excess, we can save quite a penny by way of salaries.
    I personally know of a young lady who joined a state run media, handles only one program for the entire week, comes to office then struts around the newly built Independence Arcade during office time, uses state vehicles to do her grocery shopping at Arpico, who’s father was, just before she was appointed, a chairman of a corporation related to the film world, who btw was unceremoniously thrown out by MR at a later date, due to resons known to the entire world, and is still there, habitually subjecting her superiority to the minor staff, getting her own way in everything.
    This is totally absurd, she basically cannot handle an interview in a proper manner, she was just out of school when she entered the media sector, and now she goes as producer/presenter (?!!) and draws a massive salary as a result. Where as, there are much talented and able staff below, who would do a much better job, but simply cannot, with the likes of this young lady obstructing their each and every move.
    I’m completely in shock, which I shouldn’t be, knowing the system in Sri Lanka

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    @Madhavi – dare I say this sounds like a Yasara A.

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    The infamous Bandula Jayasekara is in Gold Coast with a back pack, looking like a tourist. Aussie Aussie. Looking for some fun with women before going back. He is the infamous ladies man in Colombo, Toronto, New York and Sydney. Add Brisbane into the list. Ha ha.

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      Bandula’s house boy in Toronto [Edited out]

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    @ Yo.

    Sorry dear, I meant govt institutions in and around Colombo. Mainly the main TV stations. This is particular lady is the daughter of an ex-chairman of the film corporation, who was a secretary of a ministry during the UNP govt in 2001 when Ranil Wwas the PM. Did a pole vault to the MR factor and was made a chairman film corp, but was unceremoniously kicked out when he didn’t comply with a Raja order. She thinks she’s invincible due to her dad’s previously held positions. Absolutely clueless on media. Basically, she intitially went in as a presenter, but was so lousy that apparently the excecutive director Main Station had said she can’t go infront if the camera for any reason, she can stay behind and help out in the production team. Couldn’t kick out as the father was at that time, the chairman. She’s a protege of a sunanda devapriya.
    The info I got was that she’s very arrogant and also pursued doing external examinations attending presentations and lectures during office hours. Well, she’s paid isn’t she, so who cares? Not her. But she’s hated by many in the station due to her basic attitude of, ‘you do as I say, if not I’ll get you fired’
    What fun! How pathetic it is, and what lengths our Govt. Institutions and Media have fallen to. The MR Mafia is still around in a big way. What a pity

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    BPJ in a bold move gone BOLD in Brisbane. Hiding Ha Ha. He will be required to return to colombo soon and face the truth with no perks and dirty deals.

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