Dayan Jathilaka fired from his post as permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva

(July 18, 2009) Sri Lanka government has fired diplomat turned scholar Dr. Dayan Jathilaka from his post as permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva.

The government has informed him by fax that his contract will be terminated effective August 20, 2009.

Reliable sources say that the reason for his removal from the post is his views supportive to the 13th amendment to the constitution. The Sinhala chauvinist forces have succeeded in the government in pressurizing the President to sack him since he is considered one of the foremost academics that strongly upholds the implementation of the 13th amendment to the constitution in the post-LTTE era.


  1. I do not believe that 13th amendment would adress the current ethnic circumstances. It may become another ladder for the chauvinist of any ethnic group to capitalise upon, for the political survival of themselves, either majority or minority.

    Eg : Minority leaders may prioratise over devolution of power such as military, police, letigation etc instead of education, employment, wellfare, health and so on.

    It is the truth of the prevailing dirty politics in Sri Lanka.

    I am neither a friend nor a sympathiser of Dayan. But I have obsercved through media how he has represented our country in UN special council session at the need.

    Such talents, calibre and charismatic international representation is very rear combination to find among traditional Sri Lankan veteran diplomats or obviuosly from current politicos.

    Therefore I believe it is the duty of the general public as well as the educated internal and external segment to stand for the protection of such charismatic, unorthodox international representation, of which the country requires in future as well, irrespective of the person or its opinion.

    Sri Lankan in US


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