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Sri Lankan in top UN post retires
[August 15, 2001 - 11:15 GMT]

Gritakumar E. Chitty, the Registrar of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany has taken early retirement.

Chitty, the second highest-ranking Sri Lankan in the UN system was a lawyer by profession before joining the United Nations in 1975.

Currently, the highest ranking Sri Lankan in the UN system is Jayantha Dhanapala, the Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.

Kumar Chitty was the officer responsible for the subjects of dispute settlement relating to the Law of the Sea at the UN Secretariat before his secondment to the Law of the Sea Tribunal.

An old boy of Royal College, Chitty represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Games and the World Shooting Championships in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1966 and won a Bronze medal.

He is also an amateur photographer who has exhibited both nationally and internationally in Salon photography and was a Committee Member of the Photographic Society of Ceylon.



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