Sri Lanka appoints honorary consul to Texas

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has appointed Susantha Shan Halamba as Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka to the State of Texas in the United States.

"The government of Sri Lanka has decided to expand its presence in Texas in line with the unprecedented expansion in bilateral relations with the United States," the US embassy in Washington said in a statement.

"Texas is the second-largest American state and is home to a substantial Sri Lankan-American community and important businesses with ties to Sri Lanka. The new appointment would help serve the state’s Sri Lankan community, while facilitating multiple spheres of cooperation with the state of Texas."

Halamba is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceyhinz Link International Inc. headquartered in Irving, Texas.

He is the Co-Founder and President of Texas-based Unitech Solutions Inc.

He had been awarded the International Businessman of The Year award by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Texas Governor’s Business Champion Award. (Colombo/Aug22/2016)

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