His Excellency The Ambassador


First Name :  Kaandeepan Surname :  Balasubramaniam Academic Qualification Master of Science (MSc) in Agriculture obtained from the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Training
  1. Underwent a training programme on Human Security offered by Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneva, Switzerland in 2007.
  2. Completed Training Programme on Diplomatic Practice offered by Indian Foreign Service Institute in 1997.
  3. Followed a Training Programme conducted by Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) in 1996.
Experience 2014 – to date :  Head of Post (Consul), of the Sri Lanka Consulate in Chengdu, South West China. 2012 – 2013    :  Served as the Director of Economic Affairs and Technical Cooperation of the Ministry of External Affairs. 2011 – 2012    :  Served as the Director of Middle East Political Affairs Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. 2009 – 2011    :  Served as the Minister (Political Affairs) of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. 2008 – 2009    :  Served as Acting Director General of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of External Affairs. 2008 :  Served a four months tenure on a special assignment in Sri Lanka Embassy in the State of Kuwait as the Charge d’ Affaires to oversee repatriation of overstaying Sri Lankans. 2007 – 2008    :  Served as the Director of Political Affairs, South Asia & SAARC Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. 2004 – 2007    :  Served as the Counsellor (Political Affairs) of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Hague. Also functioned during the same period, as the Alternate Delegate of Sri Lanka to the Organization for Prevention of Chemical Weapons Convention (OPCW) in the Hague. 2001 – 2004    :  Served as Second Secretary (Political Affairs) of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila, the Philippines. 1996 – 2001    :  Served as Assistant Director of Economic Affairs Division. 1996 :  Recruited to the Sri Lanka Foreign Service through open competitive examination and joined the Ministry of External Affairs of Sri Lanka.
Civil Status Married to Dr. Arushya Kandeepan, a Dental Surgeon and blessed with two children, Master Chaidanya (12 Yrs old) and Ms. Charishmi (10 Yrs old).
Embassy Staff
S/N Name Designation Office
1 Mr. B. Kandeepan HE the Ambassador 25354633/36/38/11
2 Mr. Charitha Weerasinghe HOC/First Secretary 25354633/36/38/11
3 Mrs. Y.C.N. Abeygunawardana Counsellor ( E & W) 25354633/36/38/11
4 Mrs. A.M.G.N.D. Sumanasena Counsellor (L) 25354633/36/38/11
6 Mr. K.W.M.J.K. Kobbewela First Secretary (L) 25354633/36/38/11
8 Ms. P.G.I.A. Karunarathne First  Secretary 25354633/36/38/11
9 Mr. P.L.S. Anton Cooray Third Secretary (E & W) 25354633/36/38/11
10 Mr. Kapila Karunarathna Third Secretary (E & W) 25354633/36/38/11
11 Mr. S.H.B. Pilapitiya Third Secretary (Consular) 25354633/36/38/11
12 Mr. S.M. Basheer Ahmed Attaché 25354633/36/38/11

Office hours : Sunday – Thursday 08.30 am - 4.15 pm

Consular hours : Sunday – Thursday 08.30 am – 12.00 p.m.

Labor hours : Sunday – Thursday 08.30 am – 12.30 p.m.

 

Public Holidays for Year 2018

Embassy of Sri Lanka – Kuwait

S/N Date Day Remarks
1 01.01.2018 Monday Beginning of Christian Year
2 14.01.2018 Sunday Thai Pongal Festival
3 04.02.2018 Sunday National Day of Sri Lanka
4 13.02.2018 Tuesday Maha Sivarathri Day
5 25.02.2018 Sunday National Day of Kuwait
6 26.02.2018 Monday Liberation Day of Kuwait
7 13.04.2018 Friday Isra Wal Miraj
8 14.04.2018 Saturday Sinhala/Tamil New Year
9 29.04.2018 Sunday Vesak Full Moon Day
10 15.06.2018 Friday Eid ul Fitr
11 16.06.2018 Saturday Eid ul Fitr
12 17.06.2018 Sunday Eid ul Fitr
13 27.06.2018 Wednesday Poson Full Moon Day
14 20.08.2018 Monday Arafat Day
15 21.08.2018 Tuesday Eid ul Alha
16 22.08.2018 Wednesday Eid ul Alha
17 23.08.2018 Thursday Eid ul Alha
18 11.09.2018 Tuesday Islamic New Year
19 06.11.2018 Tuesday Deepavali Festival
20 20.11.2018 Tuesday Prophet Mohammad's Birthday
21 25.12.2018 Tuesday Christmas