Last update:Wed, 26 Feb 2020

Art: Tropical Local Colour-Early Photographs from Ceylon

dahlemopening1Even persons praised Ceylon, today’s Sri Lanka, who have never been there. The German writer Karl May, for instance, filled many pages with descriptions about the landscape of the mountains, tea plantations and the spectacular waterfalls, which he only knew from postcards. These photographs marked Ceylon’s image as the wild and romantic Arcadia in Europe at the turn of the century. The exhibition under the title Landscapes of Sri Lanka can be visited at Berlin’s Museum for Asian Art (Lansstr. 8, until 5 January).

60 years of diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka

60years-SRI-LANKA-GERMANY002It was a very special occasion and a very special concert to which the Honorary Consul Olaf C. Ellerbrock and Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage had invited guests to the Mirror Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts. Both represented the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. With the concert, the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany was celebrated.

Celebrating 60th Anniversary of German-Sri Lankan Relations - Harpsicord performance by Prof. Preethi De Silva in Berlin

2013 10 16  5970MWTo celebrate the 60thanniversary of the commencement of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany is organising many events in Germany.

On the initiative of H.E. the Ambassador for Sri Lanka Sarrath Kongahage, the Embassy has organised a harpsichord performance, which was performed by the renowned Sri Lankan Bach specialist Prof. Preethi De Silva in collaboration with the University of Arts, Berlin, and the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts, Berlin.