Ambassador Manori Unambuwe presented Credentials to Federal President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier as the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Federal Republic of Germany on 20 August 2020 at the Bellevue Castle in Berlin.
During the discussions held following the presentation of credentials, Ambassador Unambuwe conveyed warm greetings from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the government and the people of Sri Lanka to the Federal President. While appreciating the assistance provided to Sri Lanka by Germany over the years, the Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the government of Sri Lanka to further enhance friendly relations between the
two countries . The Ambassador also thanked the Federal President for his assistance and goodwill towards Sri Lanka during his tenure as the Federal Foreign Minister. During the cordial discussions, Ambassador Unambuwe briefed the Federal President of the recently concluded elections in Sri Lanka which is a testimony to the trust and confidence the people have placed on H.E. the President and the new Government.
The Federal President extended best wishes to the Ambassador on her new assignment and assured continuous support in furthering friendly ties between the two countries. Following the discussions, the Sri Lankan flag was ceremonially hoisted along with the German and European Union flags, despite the stringent restrictions in place due to Covid-19.
Embassy of Sri Lanka, Berlin, Germany, 21 August 2020