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Ambassador as Guest of Honour of Vernissage by Friends Kinderhilfe e.V. in Düsseldorf

Vernissage-LIH-1On 3rd May 2012, Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage was guest of honour at the vernissage “Leben im Heim” showing impressions from children’s homes in Essen/Germany and Sri Lanka. The event took place at the Goethe Institut in Düsseldorf and was organized by Friends Kinderhilfe International e.V. and the Goethe Institut in Düsseldorf. In the image Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage with Haider Hassan, Friends Kinderhilfe International e.V., and Stefan Brunner, head of the Goethe Institut in Düsseldorf. 


Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage briefs Dr. Ms. Emily Haber, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany

mbassador Sarrath KongahageH.E. Sarrath Kongahage met with Dr. Ms. Emily Haber, the State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany at the Federal German Foreign Office on 17 February 2012.
During the meeting, the Ambassador extensively briefed the State Secretary of the current developments in Sri Lanka in line with the reconciliation, reconstruction and rehabilitation process in the post conflict period of the country. H E the Ambassador also recalled the close cooperation existing between Germany and Sri Lanka and emphasised the necessity of expansion of such relations into wider cooperation.

2600 Years of Sambuddha Jayanthi Celebrated in Berlin

BuddhaHaus52600 years of Sambuddha Jayanthi was celebrated in a grand scale at Das Buddhistische Haus (Buddhist Temple) in Berlin, Germany on 6 th May, 2012. The celebrations were jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin, Das Buddhistische Haus and the Sri Lanka Association in Berlin.

64th Independence Celebration of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Germany

Parallel to the 64 th Independence Day Celebration in Sri Lanka, Independence Day was ceremoniously celebrated on the 4 th of February at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin, Germany. The Deputy District Major of Zehlendorf, Michael Karnetzki participated at this occasion as a chief guest that was chaired by Sri Lankan Ambassador, Attorney-at-Law, H .E. Sarath Kongahage. A large crowd of Sri Lankans living in Germany, Germans and the Embassy Staff too joined this occasion. A demonstration was to be held by the L.T.T.E. supporters in front of the Embassy with the aim of sabotaging the Independence Day Celebration, which could be stopped successfully though coordination of the Embassy with Sri Lankan Associations finally.