Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the State of Qatar Kithsiri Athulathmudali assumes duties
The newly appointed Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the State of Qatar, Kithsiri Athulathmudali assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka on 08 August 2019.
His assumption of duties was marked by a simple ceremony. Ven. Dr. Ittpana Dhammalankara Maha Nayake Thero conducted Pirith chanting and Rev. Father Abraham Banarba, Rev. Father Gunapala Katuwawala, Thiru Shakthivel Sivarajan and Moulawi Ashraff performed religious observances for invoking the blessings for his successful tenure of duty.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador-designate Kithsiri Athulathmudali shared his plans for strengthening existing cordial bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Qatar, and emphasized the need for further strengthening of trade and investment between the two countries.
Ambassador-designate Athulathmudali holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, Manchester, UK, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from California University, Long Beach, CA, USA. He is an old boy of Nalanda College, Colombo.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
14 August 2019
Gathering with Sri Lankan Community
Ambassador-designate Kithsiri Athulathamudali attends the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2019 in Qatar
Ambassador-designate H.E. Kithsiri Athulathmudali participated on the second day of South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2019 held at the Lusail Indoor Arena on 16 August 2019.
Pantaloons SIIMA 2019, a two-day ceremony started on 15 August 2019 to honour the best in filmmaking in the four southern states of India. On the second day of the event, Pantaloons SIIMA 2019 awarded the best film making in Tamil and Malayalam cinema industry.
H.E. Kithsiri Athulathmudali presented awards to the winners at the ceremony.
H.E.The Ambassador visits Plaza Hollandi
H.E.The Ambassador visits Logistics Village Qatar
H.E.The President Maithripala Sirisena
official visit to Qatar
Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Qatar aims at further enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries. The high-profile visit will boost cooperation between the two countries in several sectors including energy, trade and investment, said ASP Liyanage, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar.
Sirisena’s two-day official visit to Qatar begins today and he is scheduled to hold bilateral discussions with Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as well as with high level officials tomorrow. The President will meet the Sri Lankan residents in Qatar today.
Qatar-Sri Lanka Business and Investment Meeting will also be held today. The business meeting aims to attract Qatari investors to seize the investment opportunities available for foreign investment in the island nation.
The visit will also witness signing of six agreements between Qatar and Sri Lanka.
“The two-day visit of the Sri Lankan President to Qatar will further boost the cooperation between the two countries. It will enhance the bilateral diplomatic relationships and common interests in other areas including trade and investment,” ASP Liyanage, told The Peninsula.
“Besides several high level meetings between the Sri Lankan President and Qatari dignitaries, there will be six important agreements that will be signed between Qatar and Sri Lanka, including one related to the energy sector,” he added.
Sirisena, who is making the second visit of a Sri Lankan head of state to Qatar, is accompanied by a high level delegation including several senior ministers including, Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply, Rishad Badiudeen, Minister of Minister of Industry and Commerce, Faisal Mustafa, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils, Wasantha Senanayake, State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Ajith P Perera, Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy.
Around 120,000 Sri Lankans are employed in Qatar and diplomatic relations between the two countries was established in 1976.
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