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New Year Reception in Frankfurt

businessdiplomacy1The President of the Deutsch-Asiatischer Wirtschaftskreis (DAW), Honorary Consul General Bodo Krüger, in his address on occasion of the New Year Reception of his organization referred to the challenges for the Asian states among others in the year 2013, elections in some countries, doubling of the population until 2030, necessity of investment in the protection of the environment (for instance the air pollution in Beijing) and the traffic infrastructure (construction of new underground lines in cities with more than five million inhabitants.


Initiation of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital at Galle with the support of Lions Club of Hanover

PICU2 webThe Hanover Lions District III NH, which consists of 84 clubs, is funding the PICU-development project in Galle in the South of Sri Lanka, where severe damages had been experienced during the Tsunami disaster on 26th December 2004. H.E. the Ambassador Mr. Sarrath Kongahage had a cordial meeting with the Project Directors of the PICU Foundation, Prof. Wolt Dieter Gogll and Mr. Hartmuth Schulz of the Lions Organization of Hanover. Prof. Wolt Dieter Gogll together with the late Mr. Chandra de Silva of the Lions Club of Hikkaduwa and the doctors of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle initiated the PICU-development project.

Sri Lanka wins the third best exhibitor award at the International Tourism Fair (ITB) from 06th to 10th March in Berlin, Germany

Award for the third best exhibitor at ITB 2013 siteDefeating many countries in the region Asia, Australia and Oceania, Sri Lanka wins the third best exhibitor award at the International Tourism Fair in Germany. The selected criteria for the award are Design, activities, services and information materials. The impression of the pavilion of Sri Lanka was highlighted with the phrase, ''smiling people and traditional manners'' at the award ceremony. The Award was received by Mr. Rumy Jauffer, Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau. H. E. the Ambassador also participated at the award ceremony.

Sri Lanka Cultural Evening at the Berlin International Economic Congress 2013 on 7th March 2013

ICD01 siteFrom 6th to 10th March, the Berlin International Economics Congress 2013 organized by the renowned Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), an international organization with headquarters in Berlin with the focus on the promotion of international understanding by cultural exchange, took place under the motto of "Intercultural Relations, Youth Development Advancement, Environmental Responsibility & Ecotourism: Opportunities for Successful Nation Branding in the 21st Century". Keynote Speakers from all continents were discussing a better future for their countries and the world.

Media Release - Independence Day Celebrations in Berlin

DSC 1014 siteParallel to the 65th National Independence Day Celebration in Sri Lanka, Independence Day was ceremoniously celebrated on the 4th of February at the official residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Berlin, Germany. Sri Lankan Ambassador Sarrath Kongagage chaired the celebration. Sri Lankans from all communities, representatives of Sri Lankan organizations based in Germany and the Embassy staff participated at the occasion.

Media Release - Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana participates at 5th Berlin Summit of Agriculture Ministers

P1040993 siteOn the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena participated at the 05th Berlin Summit of Agriculture Ministers from 17th to 21st January 2013 in Berlin. For the third time Sri Lanka was represented at this annual event, which was attended by 80 Ministers of Agriculture from all around the world and this time focussing on the topic of responsible investment in agriculture. In his speech held in the Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office, the Minister thanked Ilse Aigner, Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, for the invitation extended to him to represent Sri Lanka at this summit.