|Sri Lanka wins 2nd Place in one of the largest cultural Pageants|
The Sri Lankan Association in Berlin has achieved one of the most prestigious place among the nations in the international city of Berlin by achieving the Second Place at the Carnival of Cultures, which was held on the 8th June 2014 in the streets of Berlin. This event is viewed by millions alongside the route of the procession and also by millions of Europeans over live-telecast by leading German channels. The Sri Lankan Association was greatly assisted by the Sri Lankan Mission in Berlin with the generous contribution from the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
In the year 2012, Sri Lanka was awarded the First Place among the 99 countries with a pageant led by the Channa Upuli Cultural Troop. After a lapse of one year, the association, which is the oldest Sri Lankan association in Germany, again represented the country’s culture and its heritage at the pageant, which is admired by millions of people watching alongside the route. The First Place went to the country presentation by Colombia and the Third Place went to Palestine. Sri Lanka is the only country representing Asia to win this place, which was competed very enthusiastically by many nations and organizations spending greater funds than Sri Lanka spent.