President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Sri Lanka

2016-09-29

Thursday, 29 September, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Ambassador Renukos Damayanthie Rajapakse of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

The President and the newly appointed ambassador discussed bilateral relations and international cooperation as well as economic relations between the two countries. Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined that Lithuania and the European Union support the reforms related to land management, human rights, and fight against corruption in Sri Lanka.

According to the President, political and economic cooperation between Lithuania and Sri Lanka could be more intense. In Lithuania, Sri Lanka is still well known as a country of tea. Lithuania exports mostly timber and mechanical products to Sri Lanka and imports coffee, tea, mate, and spices.

The President and the newly appointed ambassador also discussed more intense bilateral exchanges in academic and cultural fields, tourism and student exchange.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Sri Lanka. The two countries established diplomatic relations on 20 August 1996.

The ambassador was born in 1960. She graduated from English language and sociology studies. Renuka Damayanthie Rajapakse began her diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. The following year, she was appointed as Ambassador to Sweden, her first ambassadorial posting.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.09.29 15:17

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