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The Sri Lankan Ambassador
The Sri Lankan Ambassador, His Excellency Major General (Rtd) A.B. Thoradeniya USP assumed duties as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Maldives on 02 nd February 2017.
His Excellency Major General (Rtd) A.B. Thoradeniya USP presented his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, His Excellency the President of Republic of Maldives on 18 th February 2016. the Ambassador assured Sri Lanka’s continued support, and cooperation, to the Maldives.

Born as the second son to the late Lieutenant Colonel S.B. Thoradeniya and Mrs C. Thoradeniya, he is a proud product of Maliyadeva College Kurunegala of Sri Lanka who excelled in both cricket and rugby. He captained the school first XI cricket team and was awarded school colours. He was appointed Head Prefect in 1974 and won the Gold medal for the most outstanding student in 1975. Following his father's footsteps young Asoka joined the 9th Officer Cadet intake of the Sri Lanka ARMY in 1976 and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police. During his illustrious Military career spanning for over 3 decades he has served in many parts of the country and held several significant appointments. Commanding officer 1st Battalion SLCMP, Commanding officer 2nd Battalion SLCMP, 1st Commanding officer of the Special Investigation Unit and Provost Marshal were few in his career ladder. He was promoted to the Rank of Major General in 2006. He was the Colonel Commandant of the military police regiment from 2004.01.28 to 2008.12.08. During the 3rd Elam war he played a key role overseeing Military Logistics as the Master General Ordnance. Soon after his retirement in 2008.12.08 he took over duties as the Chairman & Managing Director of the Sri Lanka Petroleum Corporation. Major General (Rtd) Asoka Thoradeniya is happily married to Dr. W.B.M. Thoradeniya and blessed with a son and a daughter.
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