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H.E. Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne

H.E. Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne

Work History: 

Served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand from 2015 to 2019, while being concurrently accredited to Lao.  Appointed Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs in January 2014, subsequent to having served as Additional Secretary of the Ministry from July 2011, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva from 2008 to 2010 and also as High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK with concurrent accreditation to Ireland from 2005 to 2008.  Also served as the Deputy High Commissioner in the UK from 2002-2004, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Sri Lanka Embassy to Belgium & the European Union in Brussels from 1996 to 1999 and First Secretary in the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York from 1988 to 1990. Has been a member of the Sri Lanka delegation to the UN General Assembly sessions, UN Human Rights Council sessions, Non Aligned Summit and Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings on a number of occasions.    

In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, has served as the Director General/Economic Affairs, Director/UN & Multilateral Affairs and Political Affairs (West) and Assistant Director/Public Communications.

A graduate in Economics from the University of Salford, UK and subsequently a MA in International Relations from the University of Colombo. A Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford for postgraduate studies in International Relations.  A member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service since 1985.