Sri Lanka Pavilion at the international tourism exhibition ‘ITB 2017’ in Berlin, Germany was inaugurated on 8th March with the participation of John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development of Sri Lanka.
“Sri Lanka is eager to work with the maritime powers of the Indian Ocean and beyond, to make our oceans secure for unimpeded commerce and peaceful navigation”, said Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam on 8th March.
During his meeting with Sri Lankan Ambassador Amunugama, the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Bremen, Harald Emigholz, has assured that the German Chambers will work with their Sri Lankan counterparts to enhance economic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany.
Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou in partnership with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau participated in the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) from 23rd – 25th February in Guangzhou. 19 Travel and tour agents from Sri Lanka participated in the Travel Fair and a seven member dance troupe from the Rivega Dance Studio performed traditional dances at the Sri Lanka pavilion.
Citing the historic and revolutionary 2015 January 8th Presidential Election which brought about a new era in Sri Lanka with the general public unprecedentedly embracing the principles of good governance as a decisive electoral issue, Advisor to the Foreign Minister and Sri Lanka’s Point of Contact for Open Government Partnership (OGP) Harim Peiris told the New Delhi based envoys of the member States of the OPG, that Sri Lanka’s own domestic agenda aligns with the ethos upon which the OGP is established, and therefore, the country rightly deserves a place in the OGP Steering Committee.
A Commemorative Cover was issued on 2nd March at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations and 65th Anniversary of Signing the Trade Agreement of Rubber and Rice between Sri Lanka and China.