Media reports claim that veteran Actor and Comedian Bandu Samarasinghe has been nominated for the post of Sri Lankan Consular for Milan, Italy.
Veteran Singer Neela Wickramasinghe was previously appointed as the Sri Lankan Consular in the Italian city, but she passed away days after her appointment.
Following news on Samarasinghe being nominated for the post, Sri Lankans living in Italy have begun to demonstrate strong objection.
Commenting on the reports, Foreign Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris told media that no final decision has been taken on the post of Consular but confirmed that the Comedian’s name has been nominated.