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SL Ambassador to Sweden presents credentials

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden receives Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Sweden S.S. Ganegama Arachchi.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden receives Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Sweden S.S. Ganegama Arachchi.

Sri Lanka's new Ambassador to Sweden S.S. Ganegama Arachchi presented Letters of Credence to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony held on December 12 at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

The King extended a warm welcome to the new Ambassador. While conveying warm greetings from President Maithripala Sirisena to the King of Sweden, Ambassador Ganaegama Arachchi expressed his readiness to work closely with the Government of Sweden to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.

King Carl XVI Gustaf expressed his interests in environment and climate change, and explained the Swedish approach to develop renewable energy. The king recalled his visit to Sri Lanka during his cadetship programme in 1966.

Ambassador Ganegama Arachchi, admiring the King's interests in environment and climate change, highlighted the Swedish assistance to develop large scale projects in Sri Lanka such as the Kotmale Reservoir. The Ambassador expressed gratitude of Sri Lanka to Sweden for extending development assistance.

The Ambassador introduced Embassy officials who accompanied him to the ceremony to the King of Sweden.

A multi-religious ceremony was held at the Embassy to invoke blessings on the new Ambassador.

 


 

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