The new Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove on August 19, 2015 at the ‘Government House’ in Canberra. The Governor General engaged in a discussion with the High Commissioner and posed for an official photograph. The High Commissioner also inspected the guard of honor. The event was followed by a banquet for the Sri Lankan diplomatic delegation hosted by the Governor-General.

The New High Commissioner is the former Chairman of George Steuart Group of Companies and headed the group for eight years. He has extensive experience in the corporate sector. He has also served as an Assistant Secretary, Secretary and Vice President at Sri Lanka Cricket from 1982 – 2000.