Two new High Commissioners and six Ambassadors have presented credentials to President Rajapaksa.
The new diplomats were driven ceremonially in the traditional manner in horse carriages to hand over their credentials at the Presidential Secretariat.
Hussein Shihab presented his credentials as High Commissioner of the Republic of the Maldives.
John James Rankin handed over his credentials as High Commissioner of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The New Ambassador of the Czech Republic is Miloslav Stasek.
The new Ambassador designate of the Republic of Parguay is Genaro Vicente Pappalardo Ayala.
Thongphanh Syackhaphorn presented his credentials as the new Ambassador of Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
Sead Avdic is the new Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The new Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan is Doulat Kuanyshev.
Janez Premoze presented his credentials to the President as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia.
Deputy Minister Neomal Perera and President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge were present.