Anoja Wijesekera to be our woman in Indonesia

Anoja Wijesekera, a former UN aid worker in Afghanistan, is to be appointed Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Indonesia. Ms Wijeyesekera worked with the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, following her posting in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in 1997.

Last year she released a book titled, “Facing the Taliban”. She is a past pupil of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo. The post in Indonesia fell vacant when Maj.Gen. (Rtd.) Nanda Mallawaarachchi returned to Colombo last year, and was appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order.


From: Sunday Times, 16 Feb 2014