Sri Lankan ambassador to France Dr. Daya Jayathileka and new ambassador to the Sri Lankan mission in Cuba, Tamara Kunanayakam have not attended the workshop that was recently organized for Sri Lankan heads of overseas missions, a senior official from the External Affairs Ministry said.
The official said the External Affairs Ministry has decided to call for explanation from the two mission heads since they had not attended a compulsory workshop and have even failed to give reasons for their inability to participate in the event.
Following her removal from the post of Sri Lankan ambassador to Geneva, Kunanayakam told the media that she would never accept any diplomatic postings of the Sri Lankan government. However, two weeks after making such a statement, she accepted the post as Sri Lankan ambassador to Cuba.
The official who gave us the information said the Jayathileka ignored directives by the External Affairs Ministry due to his personal friendship with the President.