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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.

H.E. Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage meets Governing Mayor of Berlin

kongahage1H.E. Sarrath Kongahage, the Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Germany greeting Mr. Klaus Wowereit, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, at a reception held in Berlin Town Hall on 22nd February. The reception was organised by the Governing Mayor of Berlin for the newly accredited ambassadors in Germany.

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.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage presents the Letters of Credence

H.E. Sarrath Kongahage, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Swiss Confederation, presented to Her Excellency Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, the President of the Swiss Confederation, the Letters of Credence at the Federal Palace in Berne, Switzerland, on 10 th January 2012.


Ambassador Kongahage speaks at the ‘Ninth South Asia Day' at the University of Hamburg

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage represented Sri Lanka in the panel discussion on ‘Rural Development – a key political issue in South Asia' organised by the Department of Culture and History of India and Tibet and Asia-Africa Institute of the University of Hamburg on 19 th November 2011. The panel discussion was organised as the principle programme of the ‘Ninth South Asia Day' by the University of Hamburg.

Intervention by H.E. Sarrath Kongahage, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany and Switzerland, at the panel discussion and screening of the Channel 4 documentary ‘Sri Lanka's Killing Fields' organised by ‘Society for Threatened Peoples' and Palmyrah Project

At the very outset I would like to state that it does not gives me a great pleasure at this moment of time as having had to bear with a decision of the organizers of this gathering to completely ignore my request to screen a documentary produce by Government of Sri Lanka back to back in answer to the Channel 4 documentary which rebut graphically all allegations contained therein. Within the limited time allocated to me, I am unable to counter all the allegations contained in this Channel 04 documentary which I consider a blatant canard. Instead I would hereby table my entire analysis with regard to this documentary made by the so-called proxy of the LTTE diaspora unfortunately called “The Channel 04” which is hell-bent on promoting not human rights in Sri Lanka but on the contrary desperately attempting to reverse the Reconciliation and reintegration process now successfully taking shape, back in Sri Lanka. I shall now table my analysis for your considered perusal countering scene by scene and frame by frame the fictitious and diabolical lies contained in the said documentary.