Mr. Daneshan Casie Chetty

Ambassador Danesh Casie Chetty is a Career Diplomat who has been in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Service for a period of over 36 years. Having served in the Sri Lankan Embassies in Tokyo, Belgrade, and Moscow as a fresher, he was then attached to the Non-Aligned Conference Division of the Foreign Ministry during 1975-1978, and was part of the organizing committee that hosted the historic 6th Non-Aligned Summit in Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Casie Chetty thereafter received his first leadership posting as the Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in New Delhi, a position he held during 1987-1989. He was Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Malaysia, later on, in his career.

He was the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Indonesia, and then European Union (with concurrent accreditation to Portugal and Luxembourg) (1995-1997); France; and Germany (with concurrent accreditation to Switzerland).

Ambassador Casie Chetty has also held the position of Director for South Asia & SAARC (1990-92), as well as Director-General Economic Affairs (1998-2000) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 2007 to 2008, he was the Executive Director of the Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Colombo, and, in 2008, he held the post of Interim Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES). After serving as the Chairperson of ICES from 2014-2015, he is an active Board Member as at present.

He served in the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) in the capacity of Director/Consultant, from 2015 to 2019.  He is currently a member of the Board of Studies of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS).