Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne presents credentials to Polish President Mr. Andrzej Duda
8 October 2016
Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne presented his credentials to President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland at the Belverdere Palace on Tuesday, 14 June. The credentials ceremony was preceded by a Guard of Honour for the Ambassador in the forecourt of the Belvedere Palace.
The presentation ceremony was followed by a...
On 20/07/2016, Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, paid a courtesy call on Mr. Stanislaw Karczewski, Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, had an exchange of views on the means for enhancing the Sri Lanka - Polish bilateral relations.
Among the topics discussed were issues the 60th anniversary of the...
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Warsaw celebrated this 69th Anniversary in a glamorous manner with the Sri Lankans living in Poland on February 4th, 2017. The Official Programme started with the hoisting of the national flag by Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, the singing of the National Anthem, the lighting of the traditional oil lamp and the observance of two minutes silence in remembrance of all Sri Lankans who had sacrificed their lives for the motherland. The event also honored the multi-religious culture by representing the four main religions of Sri Lanka: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity The national day messages of H.E. President Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinge and Hon. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera were recited in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages respectively. In his address, the ambassador highlighted the close and cordial relations between Sri Lanka and Poland and noted that 2017 is a landmark year in Sri Lanka – Poland relations as we celebrate 60 years of our diplomatic relations and it will open a new chapter in the bilateral-commercial relationship as well as boost trade ties between the two countries.
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland, in association with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized the first ever Sri Lanka travel trade road show in Warsaw on 14th September 2016.
In his welcoming speech, Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, stated that “This is the first time that Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized road show in Poland”. He added that “around 15,000 Polish tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2015, which is an increase of 17% as compared to 13,000 tourists who visited in 2014”. Ambassador Wijeratne invited Polish and especially tour operators and travel agents from Poland to take initiative to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination.
The potential of Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and other Eastern European Countries as a source market is positive. Due to rapidly growing economies and incomes, an increasing number of Eastern European travelers are traveling abroad. This road show provides us with the opportunity to directly interact with the travel trade operators here and showcase what Sri Lanka has to offer. He added that, “Sri Lanka is home to the rich cultural heritage and tourist attractions of Sri Lanka including 8 UNESCO world heritages, well –preserved historic relics and beautiful beaches.”
During the road show, over 35 Travel Agents / Tour operators from Poland were present and had B2B meetings with the Sri Lanka Tour operators and hoteliers.The event continued with a thorough presentation by Ms. Shirani Herath, Representative of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau on the tourist infrastructure, products, and services of Sri Lanka and gave the guests an insight into the beautiful Island of Sri Lanka and the unique experiences that the country has to offer.