Colombo (LNW): Former Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama is to be appointed as the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner to London, UK, sources said.
Bogollagama, who is mostly speculated as a pro-western politician in Sri Lanka, was previously invited to accept the post of Sri Lankan Ambassador to China, but denied the offer.
Based on his interest in the western, Bogollagama had asserted that he would accept a diplomat position in a country like the United States or the United Kingdom, according to sources.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is currently touring in the UK, is set to attend the birthday party of Neranjan Devaditya, an MP of the European Parliament, and is expected to visit France thereafter, in continuity of his official tour in the European region.
Following the President’s return, Bogollagama is believed will be appointed as the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to London.