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Sonali to the UN?

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Sonali Samarasinghe, widow of slain journalist Lasantha WIckramatunga has been earmarked for the post of Sri Lanka’s Minister Counsellor at the UN Headquarters, New York, according to sources close to the Foreign Ministry.  The Ministry, which recalled all ‘political appointments’ to the country’s missions abroad has remained tight-lipped about Samarasinghe’s credentials to warrant such a posting.  During the UNP Government of 2001-2004, she was ‘politically appointed’ to Sri Lanka’s High COmmission in Australian. 

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