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November 26, 2015

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 26 November 2015

Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of KoreaThe Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea His Excellency Kim Chol Nam presenting his credentials to President Tony Tan, 26 November 2015 [Photo credit: MCI]
 


High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri LankaThe High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka His Excellency Nimal Weeraratne presenting his credentials to President Tony Tan, 26 November 2015 [Photo credit: MCI]
 


            The following foreign Heads of Mission presented their credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:

(a)   The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

His Excellency Kim Chol Nam

(b)   The High Commissioner of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

His Excellency Nimal Weeraratne

Their curricula vitae are attached.        

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE 

26 November 2015

 

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KIM CHOL NAM (
金哲男)

 

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

 

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

 

BORN:

25 January 1961

 

 

AGE:

54

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

Married

Has one son

 

 

EDUCATION:

Graduated from the Faculty of Literature, Kim II Song University in DPRK, 1985

 

 

 

Graduated from University of Foreign Relations, 1991

 

 

CAREER:

1991 –1993

Worked in Three Revolution Teams (ideology, technique and culture)

 

 

 

 

1993 – 1995

Officer in Ministry foreign Affairs, DPRK

 

 

 

 

1995 – 1996

Student in Phon Commercial and Technical College, Khon Kaen Province, Thailand

 

 

 

 

1996 – 2004

Officer, Researcher in Ministry Foreign Affairs, DPRK

 

 

 

 

2004 – 2008

Counsellor in the Embassy of DPRK in Thailand

 

 

 

 

2008 – 2014

Researcher in Department of International Organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK

 

 

 

 

2014 – 2015

 

 

26 Nov 2015

Director of Policy Research and Translation, Ministry Foreign Affairs, DPRK

 

Ambassador  to Singapore

 

 

 

AWARDS/

DECORATIONS:

Awarded with several orders and medals in DPRK

 

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NIMAL WEERARATNE

 

HIGH COMMISSIONER

TO SINGAPORE

 

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC 
OF SRI LANKA

 

BORN:

6 August 1946, Anuradhapura

 

 

 

 

AGE:

69

 

 

 

 

MARITAL STATUS:

Married to Asoka Weeraratne

Has two daughters, aged 33 and 30

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

Attorney-at-Law, 1977

 

 

 

Admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales), 2 May 1988

 

 

 

Diploma in International Trade Law & Practice University of Colombo (Faculty of Law), 20 Oct 1989

 

 

 

Admitted to the roll of Barristers & Solicitors – Australian, Capital Terrority, 20 Oct 1989

 

 

 

Entered in the register of practioners as a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, 20 Oct 1989

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1977 - 1982

Legal Practitioner – Law Chambers of S Ambalavaner, Barrister and Advocate

 

 

 

 

1983 - 1994

Senior Executive and Group Director, Stafford Group of Companies

 

 

 

 

1994 - 2004

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Stafford Motor Co Ltd

 

 

 

CAREER:

(cont’d)

Sep 2004 -
Oct 2015

Senior Partner and Director, Varners Pvt Ltd

 

 

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High Commissioner to Singapore

 

 

 

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:

Regional Coordinator for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Inter-Pacific Bar Association

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES:

Sinhala and English

 

 

 

 

INTERESTS:

Travel, Reading & follow Sports, Golfing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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