Manisha Gunasekera assumed duties as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea in September 2015.
Ambassador Gunasekera joined the Sri Lanka Foreign Service in 1996, and has among other posts, served as Deputy Permanent Representative, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva; Director General (East Asia and Pacific), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka; Director General (Donor Coordination), Ministry of Economic Development of Sri Lanka; Counsellor, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan and Second Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka in France. Ambassador Gunasekera has a BA (Hons.) in English from the University of Delhi, a Masters in International Political Economy and Development from the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, a Masters from the University of Colombo and a Postgraduate Diploma in European Studies from Sciences Po, Paris. She is a past pupil of Musaeus College, Colombo.