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Hon. Consulate of Sri Lanka in Bremen celebrates 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany

Bremen1 webThe Hon. Consul of Sri Lanka for Bremen Mr. Thomas Kriwat and H.E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany organized an event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany at the Kunsthalle Bremen, a renowned art museum in Bremen. A large number of Germans, Sri Lankan expatriates, Bremen Business community, students, the staff of the Jakobs University and the Embassy staff participated in the event.


11th South Asia Day at the University of Hamburg, Germany

The University of Hamburg in collaboration with Sri Lanka Association in Hamburg organized the 11th South Asia Day at the University. This is the 11th successive year the university organized the event focussing on South Asia. Sri Lanka became partner country with the university for this year as Sri Lanka and Germany celebrating the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

Hon. Consulate of Sri Lanka in Hamburg celebrates 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany

photo1 webThe Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Hamburg, Mr. Olaf C. Ellerbrock, and H.E the Ambassador of Sri Lanka for Germany Mr. Sarrath Kongahage have organized a concert with Preethi de Silva at the Mirror Hall of the University of Music and Performing Arts to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany.

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.

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). 

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.