Jayathri Samarakone

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Jayathri Samarakone
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Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Singapore
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Born (1953-09-18) 18 September 1953 (age 67)
Nationality Sri Lankan
Occupation Lawyer and Diplomat
Profession Lawyer

Jayathri Ranjani Samarakone (born 18 September 1953) (known as Jayathri Samarakone) is a former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Singapore. [1] She is a Sri Lankan lawyer, accountant and former diplomat. [2] [3] [4]


Early life

She is the third daughter of Donald Samarakone (formerly of Ceylon Civil Service) and Srima (née Rathnayake). Samarakone has three sisters Kusum, Sucharitha and Deepthi. [5]


She was educated at Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo and attended Sri Lanka Law College where she graduated as a lawyer with Honours in 1979. She became an associate member of Sri Lanka Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1982. [6]

Diplomatic role

In 2008 she was appointed as a Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Singapore, where she served as the Head of the Sri Lanka Diplomatic Mission for a period of 3 years. During that time, she played an important role in promoting Ceylon tea, investment, trade, tourism and strengthening the diplomatic relations of Sri Lanka with Singapore. [7] [8] [9] [10]

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