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New Zealand’s First High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Concludes Posting; Embarks on Next Diplomatic Role

New Zealand’s First High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Concludes Posting; Embarks on Next Diplomatic Role

The first New Zealand high commissioner, Michael Appleton, is finishing his job in Sri Lanka next week. He has been a diplomat since 2005 and has wor

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The first New Zealand high commissioner, Michael Appleton, is finishing his job in Sri Lanka next week. He has been a diplomat since 2005 and has worked in various diplomatic roles, including in India, the United States, and Timor-Leste. From 2019 to 2021, he advised New Zealand’s Foreign Ministers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael has a strong connection with South Asia and is excited to strengthen New Zealand’s links with Sri Lanka in politics, security, economy, sports, and culture. After his current role, he will become the Senior Foreign Affairs Adviser to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Michael will be joined by his wife, Dr Nayantara Sheoran Appleton, and their three-year-old son as they return to live in New Zealand. Outside of work, Michael is interested in international cricket and elections/political polling.

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