At the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan, the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Frankfurt am Main celebrated Eid ul – Fitr, which was attended by a few community leaders, the Hon. Consul of Sri Lanka to the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the Sri Lankan Muslim Community residing in the Federal State of Hessen.
Imam Syed Abrar Shah conducted the Islamic Religious Prayers and appreciated the presence of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community in Germany and thanked the staff of the Consulate General for organizing a Ramadan Festival during these challenging times.
Consul General of Sri Lanka Madurika Joseph Weninger was invited to join a panel discussion on International Women’s Day with inspiring women, career Consuls General and students as well as the Vice-President of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Consuls General from countries such as Japan, Greece, USA and Mexico joined the panel discussion and spoke on women in leadership.
During the discussion Consul General along with her colleagues shared personal experiences, challenges, encouragement for young women and the leadership role of women Diplomats especially Heads of Mission.
Consul General also referred to Sri Lankan women being the first to be in many leadership roles such as having the world’s first woman Prime Minister who served three terms as well as her daughter who was elected as Sri Lanka's first female President serving two terms in office, the first female elected as Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council and also the recent appointment of the first female Deputy Inspector General of Police.