Grace Asirwatham, State Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mrs. Grace Asirwatham, is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service (SLFS) and was appointed to the post of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in October 2017. Mrs. Asirwatham has held several senior positions in the Ministry, the most recent being the Additional Secretary for Economic Affairs and Trade, West (Political Affairs), and Middle East and Africa. Previously, she has served as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Nepal and The Netherlands and in other positions in Sri Lanka Missions in Germany and Pakistan. Mrs. Asirwatham has also held the post of Deputy Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.