Written by Michael Hayes
Monday, 15 June 2009
On behalf of Her Majesty the Queen of England, British Ambassador Andrew Mace presented to Sri Lankan citizen and longtime Phnom Penh resident Senaka Fernando the honorary award of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) on Friday. Ambassador Mace said at a ceremony that the award "marks a very long period of service to the business and international communities ... and to the pleasure and jollity of life in Phnom Penh". Fernando, 39, arrived in Cambodia in 1994 and is currently the country director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He was one of the founders of the British Business Association of Cambodia. Mace said Fernando had also acted on behalf of the British Embassy in an "unpaid but not unthanked" role as the first point of contact and advice for British companies wishing to trade and invest in Cambodia.