Alaina Teplitz, nominated as US ambassador to Sri Lanka
President Donald Trump has nominated Alaina B. Teplitz, a career diplomat as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Teplitz is now ambassador to Nepal.
The nomination has been sent to the US Senate for Confirmation. If confirmed she will replace the current envoy to Colombo Atul Keshap.
Teplitz is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, the Whitehouse said.
She had previously worked for the US State Department in several roles overseeing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Central Asia.