The new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia, Somasundaram Skandakumar presented credentials to Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, yesterday (19) at the Government House in Canberra. The credentials ceremony included a one to one discussion between the new High Commissioner and the Governor General, an official photograph and Guard of Honour according a “National Salute”.
The ceremony was followed by an official lunch hosted by the Governor General to all newly accredited Heads of Mission at the Government House.
Skandakumar had a long track record in the private commercial sector in Sri Lanka and was the Chairman of the George Steuart Group of Companies, Sri Lanka’s oldest business house, for eight very successful years in the new millennium. He was also closely associated with the Sri Lanka Cricket Board holding honorary office as Assistant Secretary (1982-1989), Secretary (1989 – 1992) and Vice Chairman/Secretary (1999-2000).
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