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    29 March 2016

    New Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka presents credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 29 March (UN Information Service) - The Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations (Vienna), Ms. Priyanee Wijesekera, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During her career, Ms. Priyanee Wijesekera has served in various capacities, among them:

    Secretary-General of Parliament (2002-2008); Deputy Secretary-General of Parliament (1994-2002); Assistant Secretary-General of Parliament (1992-1994); Research Officer, Parliament of Sri Lanka (1992); Secretary, Law Commission (1985-1992); Assistant Secretary, Law Commission (1984-1985); Legal Officer, Bribery Commissioner's Department (1974-1984); Research Assistant, Ministry of Justice (1972-1974).

    Ms. Priyanee Wijesekera holds a Master's Degree in Public International Law (LLM).

    She is widowed with two children.

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