Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Designate to the United States of America, Ravinatha Aryasinha has had his copy of credentials accepted by the US State Department, the Foreign Ministry said.
He will now function as the Appointed Ambassador and Head of Mission, pending the formal presentation of credentials to the President of the United States. He assumed duties from the Sri Lanka Residence where he is currently under quarantine, and will continue to work.
Presently the senior most officer of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service (SLFS), until recently he was the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka serving close to 2 years. Previously, he served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union (2008- 2012) and as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and Consul General of Sri Lanka to Switzerland (2012-2018), while being concurrently accredited as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Holy See.