The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Türkiye, Ms. S. Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake, assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara on 01 November 2022.
She is a career diplomat with over 26 years of experience in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service having served in Sri Lanka Missions in Japan, Sweden, Italy, China and Viet Nam.
Her last tenure abroad was as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam from 2015 – 2019.
In Colombo, she has served in several Divisions at the Foreign Ministry and prior to her taking up duties in Ankara, she was the Additional Secretary for Ocean Affairs, Environment and Climate Change at the Ministry.