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Diplomatic Representation for Sri Lanka

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
September 17, 2008




October 29, 1948EMBASSY OPENED
October 29, 1948G. C. S. Corea, Appt. Amb. E. and P
November 24, 1948Amb. E. and P.
Sir Claude Corea - July 1, 1952
March 2, 1954R. S.S. Gunewardene, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 10, 1954Amb. E. and P.
August 15, 1961William Gopallawa, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 7, 1961Amb. E. and P.
March 13, 1963Merenna Francis de Silva Jayaratne, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
April 8, 1963Amb. E. and P.
September 28, 1965Oliver Weerasinghe, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 1, 1965Amb. E. and P.
September 11, 1970Neville T. D. Kanakaratne, Appt. Amb. E. and P,
September 21, 1970Amb. E. and P.
April 20, 1978W. S. Karunaratne, Apptd.. Amb. E. and P.
June 5, 1978Amb. E. and P.
May 3, 1981P. M. D. Fernando, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
August 12, 1981Ernest Corea, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
October 26, 1981Arab. E. and P.
September 17, 1986W. Susantha de Alwis, Appt.
November 21, 1986Amb. E. and P.
September 23, 1992Ananda W.P. Guruge, Appt.
November 18, 1992Amb. E. and P.
January 31, 1995Jayantha C.B. Dhanapala (Copies of Credentials)
March 20, 1995Amb. E. and P. (WH Credentials)
October 9, 1997Warnasena Rasaputram, Appt.
November 12, 1997Amb. E. and P.
January 17, 2003Devinda R. Subasinghe, Appt.
February 26, 2003Amb. E. and P.
April 12, 2005Bernard A.B. Goonetilleke, Appt.
May 26, 2005Amb. E. and P.
August 21, 2008Jaliya Chitran Wickramasuriya, Appt.
September 17, 2008Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


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