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New Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka appointed in Montréal, Quebec

 

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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Canada, M.A.K. Girihagama, handed over the Commission of Appointment issued by the Government and Sri Lanka and the Exequatur granted by Canada to Mr. Claude Gagnon, who was appointed as the Honorary Consul in Montréal for the province of Quebec, on 26th March 2019 at the High Commission.

 

In his brief remarks, High Commissioner Girihagama underlined the important role played by the Honorary Consul and the need to foster deeper ties between Sri Lanka and Quebec. The High Commissioner also requested the Honorary Consul to guide Sri Lanka nationals and prospective visitors to Sri Lanka on consular matter while also encouraging stronger bilateral ties including the promotion of investment, tourism and trade between Sri Lanka and Quebec. 

 

Honorary Consul Gagnon, who is the President, Operations of the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group, a leader in the financial sector, was selected following a rigorous process in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.

 

In addition to the appointment of Honorary Consul Gagnon, three new Honorary Consuls for   Sri Lanka were also appointed to Calgary in Alberta, Halifax in Nova Scotia and St. John in New Brunswick on 4th March 2019. In addition, Sri Lanka also has an Honorary Consul in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Sri Lanka High Commission

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26th March 2019

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