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High Commissioner

Biography of M.A.K Girihagama

High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Canada, M.A.K Girihagama is a Career Diplomat with a career spanning over 26 years in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. He served in Sri Lankan Missions in Hungary, Austria, New Delhi, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. He also served as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Sultanate of Oman from 2011- 2014.

In between overseas assignments, High Commissioner Girihagama served in various capacities in the Foreign Ministry in Colombo including as Director of Overseas Administration Division, Acting Director General of Middle East Division, Acting Director General of Africa Division and Director General of Consular Affairs. Prior to his appointment as the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Canada he served as the Director General of the South Asia and SAARC Division at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka.

High Commissioner Girihagama holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Applied Statistics. He is married to Sudarma Girihagama and has one daughter, Thiyara Girihagama.