Consular Corps of London laud govt’s hospitality
The Consular Corps of London which was on a fact finding visit to Sri
Lanka will open doors for extending bilateral relations between Sri
Lanka and other countries. A delegation which represented the Consular
Corps of London headed by its President, the Consul General of Cyprus,
George Georgio last week appreciated the overwhelming hospitality by the
Government of Sri Lanka and the Tourist Board at a press briefing at
Cinnamon Lakeside before their departure.
The consuls encourage investment and trade between their countries
and the UK, especially tourism apart from offering assistance to the
constant need for legislation of corporate documentation which includes
consular assistance to nationals of foreign countries who find
themselves in London.
The secretary of the corps from Belgium Olga Jerzjukova elaborating
on her 20 day experience in Sri Lanka said that the country has lot of
potential for investment for tourism as there are beautiful beaches,
scuba diving, with different types of climate.
Sri Lankan representative of the Consular Corps at the British High
Commission Chaminda Kularathna said the Consular Corps holds regular
luncheons and functions with guest speakers from the police,
immigration, the world of politics and even the members of Royal Family.
At these occasions, consuls improve their skills from modern technology
to deal with all aspects of home and foreign affairs. It is an
opportunity for networking among consular colleagues from other
“We are indeed happy and contented of the post-war development
process and its benefits to all the communities in the island.
The government of Sri Lanka has done a remarkable job in bringing
life back to the North and East. Now, we see the fact that many
minorities in many parts of the world do suffer without democracy.
I would say as a democratic country, Sri Lanka is a true example to
all of them. Not only that, Sri Lanka is very rich in its resources.
I’m sure opening up its Northern area to tourism would definitely
bring about positive results, as in the case of its South,” Bernard
Silver, the Executive Committee Member of the Consular Corps of London
said. Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Development Board Ram Jauffer said that
the objective of this event is to educate the people in the UK on the
latest developments in the country.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to show our post-conflict
achievements to a group of top diplomats from the United Kingdom,” he