Singapore Appoints Indian Origin Businessman as Envoy to Sri Lanka

Singapore has appointed an Indian-origin businessman as its non-Resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, the Foreign Ministry announced today.

S Chandra Das served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, resident in Singapore, from 2006 to 2015.

He had also previously served as Singapore’s Trade Representative from 1970 to 1972 in the USSR, the former Soviet Union.

Mr Das was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996 and is currently the Managing Director of NUR Investment and Trading private limited of Singapore as well as a director of a number of other companies.

Das is married to Rosie Pillai and they have two children.

The ministry also announced the appointment of Chua Thai Keong as Singapore’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa.

Chua has previously served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (with concurrent accreditation to Mongolia) from September 2006 to December 2010 and Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Chile from April 2014 to May 2015.

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