Ambassador Hangawatte elected Vice President of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte was unanimously elected as a Vice President of the 37th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the inaugural plenary session on 5th November 2013 in Paris. In the afternoon of 8th November 2013, Ambassador Hangawatte chaired the General Policy Debate of the General Conference at which several Ministers of Education, Higher Education, Culture and Science took the floor to present their respective National Statements.

Ambassador Karunaratne Hangawatte, who is leading the Delegation of Sri Lanka to this biennial session of the General Conference highlighted the socio-economic achievements of the country while providing a detailed overview of the advancements that have occurred in Sri Lanka across the many areas of relevance to UNESCO.

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