The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin
Amb. Varuni Muthukumarana
Varuni Muthukumarana became Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany on 8th February 2023.
She is a member of Sri Lanka Foreign Service year 2000 batch. Prior to her current position, she was the Director General of the Europe, Central Asia, EU & Commonwealth Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has served in several other positions in the Ministry including in the Economic Affairs Division, Americas Division, Public Communications & Overseas Sri Lankans Division, Deputy Minister’s Bureau, UN & Multilateral Affairs Division, and International Security & Counter Terrorism Division.
Ms. Muthukumarana’smost recent foreign posting was at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu handling the portfolios of Education, Security and Culture. She has also served twice at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York where her responsibilities included issues related to disarmament, economic & financial, legal, UN peacekeeping and UN elections.
She has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Colombo and a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC. She is a past pupil of Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, Colombo.
Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2023
Sri Lanka and Germany have had solid cooperative relations for more than 60 years. Since early 2015, the diplomatic relations between the two countries have gained momentum. In May of 2015, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Samaraweera came for several days on an official visit to Germany, where he met several German high-level officials.
In February 2016, the Sri Lankan President Sirisena also paid a visit to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany is active in Sri Lanka in many ways and is respected and valued as a reliable partner. Together with its EU partners and other Western countries, Germany closely follows the human rights’ situation and the development of the humanitarian condition in Sri Lanka.