Egils Levits
The President of
the Republic of Latvia


President Egils Levits was born on 30 June 1955, is a Latvian lawyer, political scientist and judge who is the President of Latvia since 8 July 2019. He was also a Member of the European Court of Justice from 2004 to 2019.... More..
Thomas F. Daetwyler
Honorary Consul General

Businessman in Sri Lanka where he is resident over 20 years. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 7th July 1955 , as a citizen of Switzerland. Did his Maturitaet in 1974 in Commerce at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Zurich. More..
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Thomas F. Daetwyler - Honorary Consul General
Thomas F. Daetwyler - Honorary Consul General

Businessman in Sri Lanka where he is resident over 20 years.

He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 7th July 1955 , as a citizen of Switzerland. Did his Maturitaet in 1974 in Commerce at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Zurich. Graduated as a teacher at the university of Zurich (Oberseminar) in 1976 and subsequently joined Volkart Brothers Ltd. for whom he worked in Winterthur and Sri Lanka. Joined Givaudan Dubendorf Ltd where he was in charge of exports of food flavours to Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. At Doptik Ltd. Zurich he handled distribution and exports of optical products. In Daetrade Ltd. he handled the distribution of tea and spices in Switzerland and several other European countries. Worked for a Swiss Company in Sri Lanka from 1998 till 2018 in Sri Lanka and founded Swiss Ceylon Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. together with his partner Mr. Manilal Fernando – a well-known businessman in Sri Lanka.


Positions :

Managing Director Swiss Ceylon Associates (Pvt.) Ltd.
Trustee Joseph Fraser Memorial Trust, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Founder Member of Swiss Business Circle Sri Lanka
Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors
2001: Appointment Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka
2007: Elevation of the Post to Honorary Consul General

Hobbies:

Sports, Reading, Family, Rotary

Family:

In partnership with five children

Schooling :

Primary and Secondary School in Switzerland
Wirtschaftsgymnasium in Zurich ( College of Business/Economics)
Maturitaet Typus E(1974) – equivalent A’ Level
Degree at Oberseminar Zurich (1976) (University for Teachers)

Languages:

English (Mother tongue), German, French, Italian, Spanish,
knowledge in Arabic and Sinhalese.

 

 

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