On 25th August 2013, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany opened its doors to the German public for an ''Open Day'' under the slogan of '' Developers of the Future'' in order to provide an opportunity to the German public to obtain comprehensive information in both bilateral relations of Germany with the partner countries and the cultural specifics, unique characteristics and economic and tourism aspects of the partner countries.
The Sri Lankan stall which was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin showcased the distinctive diversity, compactness and the rich cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and promoted Sri Lanka as a destination for tourism trade and investment.
The State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, Mr. Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, also visited the Sri Lankan stall. The Ambassador Upali Sarrath Kongahage thanked the State Secretary for the opportunity given by the Ministry to promote Sri Lankan culture and products. The Ambassador presented the State Secretary with a poster showing the rock fortress of Sigiriya.
During the day, the Ambassador also met many personalities from the German political arena and Ambassadors of other countries, stated the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin.