Created: Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Hon. Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L Peiris has approved the appointment by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Pretoria of Mr Elmo Jayetileke as Sri Lanka’s first Honorary Consul in Zambia.
Mr Jayetileke is aChartered Accountant who was a former Partner at Price Waterhouse Zambia. He currently works as the Chief Financial Officer of the Finance Building Society and it is envisaged that he will assist the Pretoria High Commission to develop the relationship between Sri Lanka and Zambia.
H.E ShehanRatnavaleSri Lankan High Commissioner in Pretoria South Africa concurrently accredited to Zambia, presented Mr Jayetileke on 29th July 2013 the commission letter appointing him as Honorary Consul in Zambia. At this meeting it was indicated that with the perspective of the longstanding Sri Lankan community in the country, opportunities should be explored for Sri Lankan personnel and companies to provide services in the newcopper belt being opened in the north of the country. Zambia’s plans to implement an extensive hydro-power generation scheme also opens opportunities for Sri Lankan companies specialising in mini hydro power.
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