Jaliya Wickramasuriya

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Jaliya Wickramasuriya
Born Matara Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation Diplomat
Known for former Sri Lankan Ambassador to
USA and Mexico
Religion Buddhist
Relatives Mahinda Rajapaksa
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa
Prasanna Wickramasuriya
Udayanga Weeratunga
Basil Rajapaksa
Chamal Rajapaksa

Jaliya Wickramasuriya was the former ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United States and Mexico. Wickramasuriya also previously served as Consul General of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Los Angeles, California from 2005 to 2008.[1][2][3]

Early years[edit]

Wickramasuirya was born in Matara, Sri Lanka and was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo. He began his career working in the Sri Lankan tea industry. He worked for the Dilmah, a brand of Sri Lankan tea.[4][5]

Misuse of state funds[edit]

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) arrested him on November 17th 2016 allegedly accepting a USD 245,000 commission while serving as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the US.[6]

Career as a businessman[edit]

Jaliya is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Ceylon Royal Teas (Pvt) Ltd Washington USA.[7][8]

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