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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - 15:43
Ranil Jayawardena appointed as British PM’s trade envoy for Sri Lanka
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Ranil Jayawardena, MP, as her trade envoy for Sri Lanka, the British High Commission in Colombo said. 
 
Jayawardena’s role as trade envoy will be to support and enhance the development of Britain’s trade and investment with Sri Lanka.
   
The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy will be visiting Sri Lanka from 15th to 17th February to meet with senior members of the government and engage with British business’s working in Sri Lanka.
 
Jayawardena was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire in May 2015 and was reelected in 2017. 
 
He has a degree in government from the London School of Economics. 
 
In Parliament, he is the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sri Lanka. 
 
Jayawardena’s father is of Sri Lankan origin. 
 
Jayawardena said, “Given the shared history and close bonds of friendship between Britain and Sri Lanka – and with my family ties to Sri Lanka – I am looking forward to serving as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy at an exciting time for both our countries”.
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