New Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
Presentation of Credentials
C. A. Chandraprema, the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Chandraprema had been working as a political correspondent with The Island, Upali Newspapers Ltd. since 1995, a position he also held from January to August 1990. From April 1994 to April 2002, he was a resource person at the Ranjan Wijeratne Academy for Political Education. From July 1993 to August 1994, he was a manager dealing with human resources and administration at Central Industries Ltd. He served as the Assistant Secretary at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce from September 1990 to July 1993.
Mr. Chandraprema started his career as a journalist and editorial assistant at the Christian Worker Magazine in 1987. From January 1988 to August 1989, he was commissioned by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies to write a monograph on Ruhuna, a Study of the History, Society and Ideology of Southern Sri Lanka. Mr. Chandraprema has written a number of other books on Sri Lanka.
Mr. Chandraprema has a Bachelor of Arts in economics, political science and English from the University of Peradeniya (1986) and a Master of Arts in Japanese studies from the University of Colombo (1999). He was born on 1 February 1964.