Ambassador Amunugama meets Honorary Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany

Ambassador Amunugama meets Honorary Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany


Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilake Amunugama met the six Honorary  Consuls of Sri Lanka in  Germany at his official residence in Berlin to discuss plans to be adopted for future coordination and implementation.

While thanking the Hony. Consuls for their long period of service in promoting Sri Lanka in the different regions of Germany, the Ambassador elaborated on the initiatives the Government has taken to develop the country and the strategies initiated to drive economic growth.

Among the subjects discussed during the meeting  were plans to promote trade & economic relations, education opportunities by entering into MOUs between German Universities and Sri Lankan Universities, Foreign Direct Investment from Germany, technical education, tourism and achieving the target of making Sri Lanka the commercial hub in Asia.

As Germany has 16 Federal States, which have their own State administrations, the Ambassador emphasized the importance of the Hony. Consuls to coordinate the action plans with these States in order to ensure their cooperation to achieve the common objectives.

Providing information on the potential for investment in Sri Lanka, two documentaries on the Colombo Port City project and investment opportunities by BOI were screened.


Mr. Olav C. Ellerbrock, Hony. Consul in Hamburg. Mr. Norbert H. Quack, Hony. Consul in Stuttgart, Mr. Thomas Kriwat, Hony. Consul in Bremen, Dr. Dirk Lutz Büscher, Hony. Consul in Leipzig, Mr. Nihal Samarasinha, Hony. Consul in Mainz, Ms. Katrin Drechsel, Secretary to Mr. Hans Hammer, Hony. Consul in Munich, participated at the meeting.

The Hony. Consuls assured the Ambassador that they would work jointly with the Embassy and agreed to meet on a regular basis to evaluate progress.  

Ms. C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. G.L. Gnanatheva, First Secretary (Commerce), R. Kohularangan, First Secretary Mr. R.N. Wijesinghe, Second Secretary and other officials of the Embassy participated at the meeting.


Embassy of Sri Lanka
17th November 2014

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