Amari Mandika Wijewardene, new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom and North Ireland, handed her letter of credentials to Queen Elizabeth II on November 15, 2016 at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.


The High Commissioner Wijewardene, who was escorted to Buckingham Palace, accompanied by four other Sri Lankan diplomats, by traditional horse carriages of the Royal Mews, had a cordial discussion with her Majesty the Queen. The High Commissioner Wijewardene extended the warmest compliments of the President Maithripala Sirisena to Queen Elizabeth II. They discussed the deep-rooted bilateral relations and the importance of strengthening the friendship between the two countries.


Following the presentation of credentials, a vin d’honneur was held at the High Commission of Sri Lanka for parliamentarians of the House of Lords, House of Commons, representatives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London.


The High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene has 36 years of experience in management and administrative expreience in the industry, manufacturing, marketing and exports in her career as a main business personality in Sri Lanka