After his appointment as Sri Lanka Honorary Consul for the Zurich Canton in March 2014, Mr.Vidarshana Munasinghe, the official opening of the Honorary Consulate took place with the participation of the Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera.
In April, religious ceremonies were held at the Consulate. The declaration of opening of the Consulate by the Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera on 11th June 2014, which 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 Aryasingha, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the WTO Nimal Karunatilake, and Consul General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt Pradip Jayewardene. The Guest of Honour of the evening was Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabral. Mark Dangel of the Swiss Asian Chamber of Commerce and other Honorary Consuls were among the participants.
A large number of members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community in Switzerland participated in all these events and highly appreciated the decision of the Sri Lanka Government to reopen the Honorary Consulate in Zurich, as it would immensely help to solve their day to day consular matters without visiting the distant Sri Lanka Consulate in Geneva.
Sri Lanka Embassy
03rd July 2014