On 18th April 2017, Sri Lankan and Polish leaders have exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations between two countries.
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Warsaw, held a ceremony on 6th June 2017 in light of this occasion. The event was attended by senior officials of the Foreign Ministry, diplomats, dignitaries, academics and students of the university.
The ceremony commenced with opening remarks by Prof. Danuta Stasik, Head of the Chair of South Asian Studies of the University of Warsaw, followed by Ms. Joanna Wronecka, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, who delivered the key note address. The line-up also consisted of special remarks by Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, Professor Piotr Tarcha, Dean Faculty of Oriental Studies, and Prof. Krzysztof Byrski, Chair of South Asian Studies and former Polish Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
Speakers shared views on the significance of the relationship between the two countries and highlighted collaborative efforts between Sri Lanka and Poland that have strengthened bilateral relations. The event put to focus that the lens of history and lessons from the past can set the tone and direction for crafting, deepening and expanding the relationship between the two countries.
Embassy of Sri Lanka