SYDNEY | Thursday 24 October 2019 | NewsLanka | Consulate General of Sri Lanka – Mission News | Media Release | Newly appointed Consul General of Sri Lanka in Sydney M.H.M.N. Bandara assumed duties at the Consulate General’s Office in Sydney on 16 October 2019. Before the assumption of duties, the Consul General and staff observed the religious observances conducted by Ven. Katugastota Soma Thero and Ven. Polgahawela Anandamaithri of Catai Temple in Sydney.
Consul General, Bandara joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 2000 and has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the Assistant Chief of Protocol (2000/2001), Deputy Director/Europe CIS and America’s Division (2005/2005) and Director Consular Affairs (2012/2013) and the Acting Director-General/Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2018 /2019).
During his diplomatic assignments, he was posted to the following Missions including Beijing (2001 – 2005), The Hague (2006 – 2009), Islamabad (2009 – 2012), Baghdad (2014 – 2015) and SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu (2015 – 2018).