Kohona assumes duties as Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 January 2007, 23:19 GMT]
Dr. Palitha Kohona, the current Secretary General of Sri Lanka Government's Secretariat for Co-ordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP), assumed duties as Sri Lanka's new Foreign Ministry Secretary Wednesday. Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, Foreign Minister, did not attend the function held at the Foreign Ministry Wednesday morning.

Minister Samaraweera recommended Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in New Delhi, Romesh Jayasinghe, to the post of Foreign Secretary. But Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse preferred Kohona for the post, according to political sources in Colombo.


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