Ambassador’s Welcome Address

Ambassador -Swiss Embassy Colombo
Dominik Furgler © FDFA

Dear Swiss compatriots,

Dear friends of Switzerland,

I am delighted to welcome you personally to the website of the Swiss Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. I took over as head of the Embassy in mid-September 2020 and thank you for your interest in our work.

Switzerland has been a close friend and partner of Sri Lanka since its independence. This has been confirmed to me time and again with gratitude by our partners since my arrival, and I will do my utmost personally to ensure that this positive partnership continues to flourish. An important factor in our relationship is the large Sri Lankan community living in Switzerland. It creates human ties, opens up opportunities for cooperation and enriches our friendly relations.

The mission of this Embassy is to promote the bilateral relations of our countries and Swiss interests - those of the State and its citizens. This is only possible in close cooperation with our partners in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, in the political, economic, cultural, security, scientific, environmental and many other fields. It is also important for us to provide all interested parties with information about Switzerland as well as practical help on issues concerning life abroad. You can find out more on this website.

I invite you to surf this website at length and hope that it can provide you with valuable information. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome, you can always send them to colombo@eda.admin.ch. You can also follow the message on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter:


Kind regards,

Dominik Furgler


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