Prasad Kariyawasam was elected to a UN committee.


Sri Lanka’s candidate, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, was elected to the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families at the election held on June 27, 2023, at the United Nations in New York.

Ambassador Kariyawasam is a retired career diplomat and has previously served on the Committee three times, during which he was also the Chairperson during the Committee’s initial formative stages.

In addition to Ambassador Kariyawasam, candidates from Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Turkey, Mexico, and Burkina Faso got elected to the seven-member Committee. Sri Lanka obtained the second-highest number of votes, together with Algeria.