Lawyer J C Weliamuna and ex-Air Force Commander Kapila Jayampathy have been nominated to head Sri lanka’s diplomatic missions in Australia and Malaysia.
The names had been submitted alongside 11 other names to the High Posts Committee for approval and among the other Posts where Chiefs of Mission will change include Qatar, Korea, Maldives, Vietnam, Nigeria, Kuwait, Cuba, Ethiopia, Nepal, Lebanon and Jordan.
Weliamuna was a prominent member of Transparency International Sri Lanka and took an active role in anti corruption activities. He even led an inquiry into financial misappropriations in the national carrier but was criticised for overcharging for his expertise and services in the probe.
Foreign Ministry had submitted the two names of Weliamuna and Jayampathy following instructions from Sirisena. Weliamuna however has been extremely critical of Sirisena following the 2018 Constitutional Coup.