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Sri Lankan envoy finds Madinah ‘fascinating’

* Which particular aspect of Saudi Arabia you like the most?
Saying mashaallah.
* Can you tell us your favorite and oft-repeated Arabic word?
Tayyib.
* Which book is now on your bedside?
A copy of the Holy Qur’an.
* What is your favorite holiday destination?
Sri Lanka.
* What is your dream country where you would like to be posted after leaving Saudi Arabia?
Any Gulf country.
* Which country’s people have you found most friendly?
Arabs.
* How do you react to or deal with anger?
I sit and ponder.
* What is your source of strength during tough times?
Prayers.
* What was your first impression about the Kingdom?
It is a holy country.
* Which Saudi city fascinated you most?
Madinah.
* Your favorite Saudi dish.
Mandi.
* The thing about Kingdom that you will always remember.
My countrymen.
* If you were given only one option between Facebook and Twitter, what would you prefer?
Facebook.
* If you had not become a diplomat, what would have been your profession?
Social worker.
* Is hiding the truth acceptable in diplomacy?
No.
* How do you keep yourself fit?
Daily physical exercise.
* Your favorite restaurant?
Al-Haneez-Salamah in Jeddah.
* What is your favorite weekend activity?
Communicating with the family members.

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