Raimonds Vējonis
The President of
the Republic of Latvia


President Raimonds Vējonis was born in June 15, 1966 in Pskov Oblast, in the former Soviet Union and attended school in the nearby town of Madona and completed his primary education... More..
Thomas F. Daetwyler
Honorary Consul General

Thomas F. Daetwyler Chairman of A. Baur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., a Company founded in 1897 in Sri Lanka. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 7/7/1955 , as a citizen of Switzerland. Did his Maturitaet in 1974 in Commerce at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Zurich. More..
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Daily FT
December 04, 2015

National Day of Republic of Latvia celebrations

The National Day of the Republic of Latvia was celebrated at the Hilton Colombo Residences Union Ballroom recently. Government Ministers and the business community attended the ceremony


 


The Island
November 22, 2015

Sri Lanka and Latvia have strengthened economic ties for greater bilateral cooperation

Thomas F. Daetwyler, Honorary Consul General, welcoming Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake at the National Day celebrations


 


Daily News
November 20, 2015

97th LATVIA National Day

97th LATVIA National Day Celebration


 


The Island
November 19, 2015

97th LATVIA National Day

Sujeewa says Sri Lankans expect too much too fast


 


Daily FT
January 20, 2015

Latvia takes over presidency of the European Union

The presidency of the Council of European Union (EU) rotates among the EU member states every six months and the country holding the presidency drives forward the council's work....


 


Daily Mirror
January 20, 2015

Latvia assumes EU presidency

The presidency of the Council of European Union (EU) rotates among the EU member states every six months and the country holding the presidency drives forward the council's work....


 


Daily News
January 20, 2015

Presidency of EU Council rotates among EU member states

The presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) rotates among the EU Member States every six months and the country holding the presidency drives forward the Council's work


 


The Island
December 19, 2014

96th LATVIA National Day

96th LATVIA National Day


 


Sunday Island
November 23, 2014

Sri Lanka and Latvia strengther economic ties for greater bilateral cooperation

Nano technology, tourism, education, trade exchanges including healthy bi-lateral relations were on-going....


 


Daily Mirror
November 20, 2014

Sri Lanka seeks more trade with Latvia

Nano technology, tourism, education, trade exchanges including healthy bi-lateral relations were on-going....


 


Sunday Island
July 27, 2014

The 7th meeting of Honorary Consuls of Latvia.

The Deputy Consul General Amal Peiris and wife participated recently at the Seventh Meeting of Honorary Consuls of Latvia which took place in Roga.


 


Daily News
July 25, 2014

Over 50 countries participate in Honorary Consuls Meeting of Latvia.

The Deputy Consul General Amal Peiris and wife participated recently at the Seventh Meeting of Honorary Consuls of Latvia which took place in Roga.


 


Daily Mirror
July 25, 2014

Latvia hosts seventh Meeting of Honorary Consuls

The Deputy Consul General Amal Peiris and wife participated recently at the Seventh Meeting of Honorary Consuls of Latvia which took place in Roga.


 


Ceylon Today
July 09, 2013

Strengthening SL-Latvia trade opportunities

The Honorary Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler and his deputy, Amal Peiris paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia recently.


 


Daily Mirror
July 09, 2013

Latvian consulate officials attend Riga Investment Forum

The Honorary Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler and his deputy, Amal Peiris paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia recently.


 


Daily FT
July 08, 2013

Promoting bilateral trade and relationship with Latvia

The Honorary Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler and his deputy, Amal Peiris paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia recently.


 


Sunday Island
July 07, 2013

Official visit to Foreign Affairs Ministry of Latvia in Riga

The Honorary Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler and his deputy, Amal Peiris paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia recently.


 


The Sunday Leader
July 07, 2013

Lanka – Latvia Ties Strengthened

The Honorary Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler and his deputy, Amal Peiris paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia recently.


 


The Sunday Leader
January 27, 2013

Visitors from Riga

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia hosted dinner for the visiting Riga Stradins University representatives.


 


The Island
January 26, 2013

Riga Stradins University for Lankan intakes

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia hosted dinner for the visiting Riga Stradins University representatives.


 


Daily FT
January 23, 2013

Riga Stradins University for Lankan intakes

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia hosted dinner for the visiting Riga Stradins University representatives.


 


Ceylon Today
January 21, 2013

Riga Stradins University representatives visit Sri Lanka

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia hosted dinner for the visiting Riga Stradins University representatives.


 


Sunday Island
January 6, 2013

The 6th Consular Conference

The 6th Consular Conference was held in Latvia, recently. It was attended by 95 Honorary Consuls from 50 countries from the world over.


 


Daily FT
November 30, 2012

Latvia celebrates 94th National Day

The 94th National Day of the Republic of Latvia was celebrated on 18 November worldwide.


 


Sunday Leader
November 25, 2012

Crisis Threat To Unity

Cooperation in Europe is not something that can be taken for granted as its debt crisis shows, Thomas Daetwyler, the Swiss born Honorary Consul of Latvia in Sri Lanka said.


 


Daily News
November 19, 2012

Scope for more investments between Sri Lanka, Latvia

Trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Latvia are bound to strengthen in the future ahead as there are enormous scope and potential for such activities in the two countries, said Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs at the 94th National Day of Latvia celebrations held in Colombo Friday.….


 


Sunday Island
November 18, 2012

Trade relations between Sri Lanka and Latvia will be expanded – Thomas F. Daetwyler

Trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Latvia are bound to strengthen in the future ahead as there are enormous scope and potential for such activities in the two countries, said Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs at the 94th National Day of Latvia celebrations held in Colombo Friday.….


 


The Island
November 16, 2012

Special Supplement for 94th National Day of the Republic of Latvia

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Sunday Island
October 28, 2012

RTU celebrates its 150th anniversary in Riga

RTU (then – Riga Poly technical Higher School) is the first higher educational establishment in the territory of present-day Latvia and is the oldest technical university in the Baltics, established on 14 October 1862….


 


Ceylon Today
October 28, 2012

Riga Technical University of Lativia celebrates 150 years of excellence

RTU (then – Riga Poly technical Higher School) is the first higher educational establishment in the territory of present-day Latvia and is the oldest technical university in the Baltics, established on 14 October 1862….


 


Daily Mirror
October 22, 2012

Visiting the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Latvia

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Daily News
October 22, 2012

Latvian Consul General in Sri Lanka visits Latvia

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


The Sunday Leader
October 21, 2012

Strengthening Relations

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Sunday Island
October 21, 2012

Latvian Consul General in Sri Lanka visits Foreign Ministry in Riga

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Ceylon Today
October 20, 2012

Latvian Consul General in Sri Lanka visits Latvia

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Ceylon Today
October 17, 2012

Diplomatic Visit...

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Daily FT
October 16, 2012

Promoting Bilateral Relationship

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka, together with Amal Peiris, Deputy Consul, visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


The Sunday Leader
July 01, 2012

Top Latvia University delegation on official visit to Sri Lanka

A Riga Technical University delegation comprising Deputy Rector Dr. Igors Tipans, Deputy Director Foreign Students Department Mrs. Zane Pulaura and Turiba's Business Administration School's International Project co-ordinator Ms. Kristine Tihanova recently visited Sri Lanka…


 


Sunday Island
July 01, 2012

Latvia University representative visit Sri Lanka

A Riga Technical University delegation comprising Deputy Rector Dr. Igors Tipans, Deputy Director Foreign Students Department Mrs. Zane Pulaura and Turiba's Business Administration School's International Project Co-ordinator Ms. Kristine Tihanova recently visited Sri Lanka…


 


Daily FT
June 26, 2012

Latvia University representative visit Sri Lanka

A high powered delegation from the Riga Technical Univercity – Dr. Lgors Tipans Deputy Rector and Ms. Zane Purlaura, Deputy Director Foreign Students Department together with Ms. Kristine Tihavona, International Projects Coordinator of the School of Business Administration Turiba visited Sri Lanka


 


The Island
June 26, 2012

Latvia university reps on official visit to Sri Lanka

A high powered delegation from the Riga Technical Univercity – Dr. Lgors Tipans Deputy Rector and Ms. Zane Purlaura, Deputy Director Foreign Students Department together with Ms. Kristine Tihavona, International Projects Coordinator of the School of Business Administration Turiba visited Sri Lanka


 


Sunday Island
November 27, 2011

SL-Latvia trade partnership further cemented for bilateral understanding

National Languages and Social Integration Minister, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, the chief guest at the 93rd Latvian National Day celebrations in Colombo, said that trade possibilities have doubled with Sri Lanka's North and East brought into the vortex mainstream of social integration


 


The Sunday Leader
November 27, 2011

World on Fire

The world today is facing a radically new and unprecedented situation which demands political wisdom and a responsible approach towards work, an envoy said: Thomas F. Daetwyler, Latvia's Honorary Consul General in Sri Lanka speaking at a function held recently in Colombo to fete Latvia's National Day .


 


Daily FT
November 24, 2011

Latvia National Day celebrated in Sri Lanka

Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Latvia Thomas F. Daetwyler toasts with Minister for National Languages and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakkara who represented the Government at the National Day celebration.


 


The Sunday Leader
November 14, 2011

Latvia At A Glance

Full name: Republic of Latvia, abbreviated: Latvia (Latvian: Latvija, German: Lettland, French: Lettonie). The name "Latvia" originates from an ancient Baltic (Indo-European) tribe – the Latgalians (in Latvian: latgali)

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The Sunday Leader
November 14, 2011

93rd National Day of the Republic of Latvia - Message of the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia

Dear  Friends of Latvia !

I greet you on this most significant day for Latvia, because it was the 18th November 1918 when the newly independent state was born on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the very heart of Europe. Latvia marks today 93 years of independence, which was interrupted from 1940 for 50 years during occupation.

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Sunday Leader
October 02, 2011

Promoting Sri Lanka

Latvia's Foreign Affairs Ministry's Asia, Africa and Oceania Division Head Mrs. Judite Dobele (left) with Hon. Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka Thomas F. Daetwyler.


 


Sunday Island
October 02, 2011

Thomas F. Daetwyler, Hony. Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Thomas F. Daetwyler, Hony. Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was briefed on the recent developments in the country.


 


Daily FT
April 25, 2011

Riga Stradins Uni. Reps. to visit Colombo to enroll students

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka announced the visit of Riga Stradins University representatives to Colombo, Sri Lanka.


 


The Island
April 22, 2011

Latvian University reps in Sri Lanka

The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka announced the visit of Riga Stradins University representatives to Colombo, Sri Lanka.


 


Sunday Leader
February 21, 2011

At B'desh

Ms. Nawziya Hossen, Personal Assistant to the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler represented Latvia at the Inaugural Ceremony of the forum of consuls in Bangladesh, recently.


 


Sunday Island
February 21, 2011

Ms. Nawziya Hossen, Personal Assistant to the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler represented Latvia at the Inaugural Ceremony of the forum of consuls in Bangladesh, recently.


 


Sunday Leader
February 6, 2011

VIP Visit

Mrs. Mara Steinberga 3rd Secretary Asia, Africa and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on a holiday visit to Sri Lanka with her family visited the office of the Honorary Consulate General's (HCG's) office in Sri Lanka.


 


The Island
February 6, 2011

Top Latvian diplomat visits Sri Lanka

Mrs. Mara Steinberga 3rd Secretary Asia, Africa and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on a holiday visit to Sri Lanka ....


 


Sunday Times
February 6, 2011

Mrs. Mara Steinberga visits Honorary Consulate General of Latvia in SL

Mrs. Mara Steinberga 3rd Secretary Asia, Africa and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on a holiday visit to Sri Lanka with her family visited the office of the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka on 31st January 2011.


 


The Island
February 5, 2011

Top Latvian diplomat visits Sri Lanka

Mrs. Mara Steinberga 3rd Secretary Asia, Africa and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on a holiday visit to Sri Lanka with her family visited the office of the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka on 31st January 2011.


 


Daily Mirror
February 4, 2011

Mrs. Mara Steinberga visits Honorary Consulate General Latvia in Sri Lanka

Mrs. Mara Steinberga 3rd Secretary Asia, Africa and Oceania Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia on a holiday visit to Sri Lanka with her family visited the office of the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka on 31st January 2011.


 


The Sunday Leader
November 14, 2010

Special Supplement for 92nd National Day of the Republic of Latvia

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The Island
November 18, 2010

Supplement for 92nd National Day of the Republic of Latvia


 


Message of the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia
November 18, 2010

Dear  Friends of Latvia !

I greet you on this most significant day for Latvia, because it was the 18th November 1918 when the newly independent state was born on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the very heart of Europe.

Latvia marks today 92 years of independence, which was interrupted from 1940 for 50 years during occupation. Read More

 


The Island
October 08, 2010

Official Visit

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, Thomas F. Daetwyler, Hon. Consul General of Latvia in Sri Lanka visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.


 


Sunday Island
September 26, 2010

Fitch revises Latvia's outlooks to stable

Fitch Ratings has revised, beginning of September 2010, the Republic of Latvia's Outlooks to Stable from Negative.


 


The Sunday Leader
September 26, 2010

Latvia On The Mend

At the meeting of Honorary Consuls in Riga recently, the Latvian government assured the attending Honorary Consuls and Honorary Consul General of the ongoing effect to estabilise the economy and attract foreign investment with the assistance of the representatives of Latvia abroad..


 


The Island
Thursday 15th July, 2010

Latvia to boost international trade ties

State Secretary of the Republic of Latvia Andris Teikmanis met officials of the diplomatic community in a bid to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and foreign investment.


 


Daily FT
Wednesday 14th July, 2010

Latvia felicitates Honorary Consul

On 8 July the State Secretary of the Republic of Latvia Andris Teikmanis, at the opening of the fifth meeting of Latvia's Honorary Consuls, expressed his gratitude to the Honorary Consuls for their contribution to the advancement of bilateral relations and the strengthening of economic contacts and informing them about the opportunities to contribute to the promotion of trade and foreign investment.


 


Press Release
22nd  April  2010

The Consular Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia have authorized Mr. Thomas F. Daetwyler, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia in Colombo, to accept and forward documents for residence permit and long term visas for Sri Lankan students who are planning to study medicine at the  Riga Stradins University with immediate effect.

Visit of Prof. J. Kroica and Dr. S. Zermanos, Dean of Riga Stradins University of Latvia was on a official visit to Sri Lanka from 11th to 15th of May 2010. During their short stay at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo, they will be conducted seminars for students who would like to enroll for the next semester which starts in September.

 


The Nation EYE
Sunday October 4, 2009

Consul General visits Latvia

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, the Consul General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka.


 


Sunday Island
October 4, 2009

Sri Lanka Business delegation visits Latvia

On an official visit to the Republic of Latvia, the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler with Ms. Nawziya Hossen, Personal Assistant, met with the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



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