Sri Lanka opens Consulate in Zurich


By Sujeeva Nivunhella

A Sri Lankan Consulate office in Zurich, Switzerland was opened by Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera recently.

A longstanding resident of Switzerland, Vidarshana Munasinghe has been appointed Honorary Consul.

The expatriate Sri Lankan community in Switzerland appreciated the Colombo’s decision to reopen the Consulate in Zurich, as it would help solve their day-to-day consular matters without visiting the Embassy in far-away Geneva.

After his appointment as the Honorary Consul for the Zurich Canton, Munasinghe arranged a series of events to mark the opening of the Consulate by the Deputy Minister.

It was followed by an evening reception with the participation of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Germany & Switzerland Sarath Kongahage, the Permanent Representative/Consul General of Sri Lanka in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinghe, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the WTO Nimal Karunatilake, and Consul General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt Pradip Jayewardene.

The guest-of-honour at the event was Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal. Mark Dangel of the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce and other Honorary Consuls were among the attendees.


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