It is with deep sorrow and profound grief that the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC learned the passing of the veteran diplomat Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala.
During his assignment as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States from 1995 to 1997, Ambassador Dhanapala played a pivotal role in strengthening Sri Lanka's bilateral partnerships with the United States. His diplomatic acumen and unwavering dedication to the cause of international relations have left an indelible mark on the history of Sri Lanka's foreign policy.
Throughout his illustrious career in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, Ambassador Dhanapala exemplified dedication, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the advancement of Sri Lanka's interests on the global stage. He brought honor and credit to Sri Lanka on the international stage, notably through his exceptional leadership skills and profound knowledge in the field of international disarmament and nonproliferation.
His passing is an irreplaceable loss to our nation and the diplomatic community at large.
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC extends its deepest condolences to Ambassador Dhanapala's family, friends, and colleagues.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
28th May 2023