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Sri Lanka wins the historical First Place in one of the greatest Pageants in the World, Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, beating 100 Countries

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage walking along in the ParadeSri Lanka wins the first Price for Ensemble out of more than 5000 dancers, drummers and musicians in colourful costumes from more than 100 countries at the 17th Carnival of Cultures in Berlin on Sunday, 27th May 2012. Sri Lankan pageants led by the renowned Channa Upuli Dance Group from Sri Lanka and members of the Sri Lankan community representing ethnic Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim presented a colourful and impressive formation in the parade. This is the first time that Sri Lanka has participated at the event since 2007.


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.