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Saman Weerasinghe appointed as Presidential advisor

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, former Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation from the year 2016 to 2018 has been appointed as President Maithripala Sirisena’s Advisor on International Affairs with Immediate effect.

As an individual, his achievements include an award presented by the Russian Government, which is the highest level of recognition received by a Sri Lankan citizen for friendship, to date.

His level of professionalism played a vital role in speedily and effectively solving the recent tea crisis, which put the country at a major economical risk.

It was also during his service time that an official visit of a Sri Lankan president to the Russian Federation was organized; President Maithripala Sirisena’s official visit to the Russian Federation in the year 2017.