Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, presented his credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat here on Wednesday. He succeeds Ashok K. Kantha, who is now Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs.
A senior diplomat, with a career spanning over three decades, Mr. Sinha has handled several important assignments in Indian diplomatic missions and in the Ministry of External Affairs. He was earlier Additional Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) in the Ministry of External Affairs. He also served as Ambassador to Venezuela and Consul-General of India in Dubai, and held key positions in the Indian missions in New York, Islamabad, Rome, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.
After the ceremony on Wednesday, Mr. Singh paid tributes at the Indian Peace Keeping Force memorial.