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Farewell Luncheon Honoring Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja

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The Director of the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wouter Jurgens, hosted a farewell luncheon to honor the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Ms. Aruni Ranaraja. Ambassador Ranaraja, after three years of dedicated service to her country in the Netherlands, will be returning to Colombo.

The luncheon, held at Kookstudio Eric Jan Fransen, was attended by a selected group of ambassadors and officials close to Ambassador Ranaraja. Ms. Gerrie Willems, Deputy Director of the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, graciously served as the host for the occasion.

In her remarks, Ambassador Ranaraja reflected on her tenure in the Netherlands, expressing gratitude for the fruitful and successful collaborations achieved during her time. She highlighted milestones such as the establishment of a new honorary consulate and deepening connections with the Sri Lankan community in the Netherlands.

Ms. Gerrie Willems, Deputy Director of the Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a souvenir to the Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H.E. Ms Aruni Ranaraja.

Ambassador Ranaraja took a moment to personally acknowledge each individual present at the luncheon, emphasizing the significance of their contributions to her tenure in the Netherlands in different ways.

The event was marked by warmth, camaraderie, and fond reminiscences, symbolizing the deep bonds forged during Ambassador Ranaraja’s tenure.

As Ambassador Ranaraja embarks on her journey back to her beloved country, we extend our best wishes for her continued success and prosperity.

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