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Celebrating 60 Years of Bilateral Relations Between Sri Lanka and Germany: Landscapes of Sri Lanka – historical photographic exhibition in Berlin

DahlemOpening1 webTo mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Germany, an exhibition of historical 19th century photographs under the title "Landscapes of Sri Lanka" was inaugurated on 26th September 2013 in Berlin, Germany, by Hon. Minister of National Heritage Dr. Jagath Balasuriya. His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa had a private view of the exhibition on 28th September 2013, when he visited Berlin returning from New York after attending the sixty-eigth session of the General Assembly of the UN. Having been very much impressed with the display, H.E the President commented the remarkable initiative of the Ambassador and the Museum of Asian Art for the remarkable initiative, which brings out the historical connection between the two nations.

Reception in Berlin to celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany

From 12th to 14th June 2013, Hon. Minister of External Relations Prof. G.L. Peiris visited Germany. A reception at the Official Residence of the Ambassador in the presence of Hon. Minister was organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin to inaugurate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany. Members of the diplomatic community, high profile personalities from political parties and business community as well as officials from Federal Foreign Office and the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development participated in the reception. Among the participants were also parliamentarians Dagmar Wöhrl, chairman of the Committee of Economic Cooperation and Development, and Johannes Selle as well as eminent publisher Michael Naumann, former State Minister of the Federal Government for Culture, and prominent actress Maren Kroymann.