The Foreign Affairs Ministry today confirmed the appointments of new ambassadors to nine countries.
- Former Chief of Defence Staff Jagath Jayasuriya had been appointed as the Ambassador to Brazil,
- Retired General Daya Ratnayake is the new envoy to Pakistan.
- Former Foreign Secretary Kshenuka Seneviratne had been appointed to Thailand.
- H.U. Dissanayake to Vietnam,
- R.D. Rajapaksha to Sweden,
- A.H.M. Saadique to the Netherlands,
- Dr. W.M. Karunadasa to Qatar,
- Y.K. Rohanjith to Iran
- P. Selvaraj to Israel.