Address of the Charge d’Affaires in The 20th Annual General Meeting of SLIFA 23 June 2011 at 17.30




Dear Mr. Tony Saldin, President of SLIFA,

Members of SLIFA,

Ladies and gentlemen,


First of all, allow me to congratulate the Executive Committee and the Members of SLIFA for convening this important 20th meeting. In its twentieth year, SLIFA has been a part of our closest friends, marking an excellent cooperation and attachment between SLIFA and the Embassy.


This is not an overnight achievement. The friendship between Indonesians and Sri Lankans has been made long before the establishment of SLIFA in 1992.


Ladies and gentlemen,


I am pleased to see that SLIFA has been part of all celebration and activities organized by the Embassy, as seen in the Annual Report on 2011/2012. As you may all aware of, the Indonesian Ambassador has traditionally been the patron of SLIFA. Now we are still waiting for a new Ambassador to be assigned. But, as the Head of the Indonesian Mission, I assure that the steadfast support of the Embassy for cordial relation with SLIFA.


We should continue to work together in pursuing our shared objective in promoting people-to-people contact between Indonesians and Sri Lankans. In this regard, allow me to reiterate our encouragement to SLIFA to continue pursuing its role in promoting friendship between the two peoples. We can pursue a lot of synergic efforts together to achieve the objective.


Ladies and gentlemen,


Finally, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to SLIFA President and executive committee and all members for the excellent work last year. And I also bid the very best wishes for the success of SLIFA in the upcoming year.


Thank you.