sri-lanka-flag-vector-flat-iconAmbassador of Sri Lanka Has Invited Us to a Dinner RECEPTION & BRIEFING at his Embassy

His Excellency, Mahinda Samarasinghe, has invited us to a Reception & Briefing at his Historic Chancery. Stimulating way for you to learn about this nation, as you enjoy their cuisine, culture & connections

  • The Ambassador will review various aspects of history, culture, business, economics, politics and curry-and-rice-meal-from-sri-lanka.-generative-aimajor issues of his nation, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Following comments, attendees will be able to ask questions and meet with members of the embassy staff.
  • The reception will include a nice assortment of delicious traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and beverages, prepared by the talented and award-winning Embassy chef.

Parking: Free, on-street parking after 6:30 p.m.

Address: 3025 Whitehaven St., NW, DC 20008
Metro: Red Line, Dupont
Circle (about 1 mile from Embassy); you may want to Uber

Attire: Business or business casual. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE. 

Click here to make your reservations before we sell out!!!

Basic Facts about Sri Lankathe-goyambokka-beach-in-tangalle-in-the-southern-province-of-sri-lanka.-the-coastal-town-has-a-majestic-bay-and-the-most-beautiful-beaches-in-the-south-and-south-east

  • Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia (SE of India), the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoiled.
  • Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.
  • Within an area of a mere 25,332 square miles lie1575932-silhouettes-of-the-traditional-fishermen
    • 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a culture that extends back to over 2,500 years
    • 826 miles of coastline - much of it pristine beach
    • 15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife,
    • nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates
    • 250 acres of botanical gardens
    • 350 waterfalls
    • 25,000 bodies of water
  • Sri Lanka is now celebrating 75 years of independence and also of relations with the United States.
  • Click here to make your reservations before we sell out!!!

colombo-sri-lanka-skyline-cityscape-photo.-sunset-in-colombo-with-views-over-the-biggest-city-in-sri-lanka-island.-urban-views-of-buildings-and-the-laccadive-seabuddha-in-polonnaruwa-temple---medieval-capital-of-ceylon-unesco-world-heritage-siteThis special evening will feature:

  • A warm diplomatic welcome from the Ambassador
  • Delicious Sri Lankan cuisine served buffet style that may include
    • an array of curries
    • hoppers (similar to French crêpes)
    • other popular and delicious delicacies
    • desserts (such as Wattapalam, like a caramel pudding, but much better!
    • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (including various world-renowned Ceylon teas)
  • Information about the culture and history of Sri Lanka, plus possibly dance and music
  • Networking
    • Your opportunity to meet the Ambassador, other dignitaries, and other guests who attended the Wharton DC Innovation Summit on June 22
  • Here's the tentaive schedule:
  • --6:30-7:15 p.m.: Reception
  • --7:15-7:45 p.m.: Briefing by the Ambassador, followed by Q&A and film / information / possibly entertainment (music and dance)
  • --7:45-9:00 p.m.: Continuation of reception, meeting with Ambassador and other officials.


  • Current members: Wharton Club and Strategic Partners: Oxford University Society of DC; our Wharton Club Embassy Receptions usually sell out in advance. All amounts include Reception with Food & Beverages; Program; Networking
  • President's Club / Lifetime Members: Two complimentary admissions; must still RSVP. Registrations are open now; first priority to President's Club and Lifetime Members.
    • Wharton & Strategic Partner Regular Members & Guests: Early Bird through 6/12: $45/person. (Must name your Club if not Wharton)
      • After that date, $55/person.
    • Non-Members & Guests: Early Bird through 6/12: 65/person

NOTE: RESERVE EARLY, as our Embassy events usually reach capacity. 

  • Reservations: Required in advance. NO WALK-INS.
  • Your name, position, organization, and other registration information will be collected by the Club and provided to the Embassy for security reasons, as we hope you can understand. You should provide needed information under "Special Instructions" when you register.
  • Limited capacity: sign up shile space is available!
  • Meet the Ambassador of Sri Landa to the U.S., His Excellency Mahinda Samarasinghe: pic-of-amb
    • He is concurrently accredited to the United Mexican States (Mexico), Trinidad and Tobago, is an Asian diplomat, politician and administrator who has considerable expertise in international affairs and diplomacy, regional and national governance and human rights.
    • He counts almost 40 years of public service as a diplomat, popular representative, member of legislative bodies, holder of provincial and national executive ministerial positions and as an international representative of the Sri Lankan State. (To learn more about His Excellency, CLICK HERE)

Click here to make your reservations before we sell out!!!
IMPORTANT: You must register in advance for security reasons and as a courtesy to our hosts.




6:30PM - 9:00PM Fri 23 Jun 2023, Eastern timezone


Embassy of Sri Lanka
3025 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton Club of DC
Guest of Alan Schlaifer
Eliot Shatzman
  Wells Fargo Advisors
Ruwan Salgado
  Strat8gy International, LLC
Rosemarie Truman, Founder & CEO
  Center for Advancing Innovation
Guest of Rosemarie Truman
Chuck Schilke, CEO
Guest of Chuck Schilke
Kalpana Ramiah
Guest of Ruwan Salgado
  Strat8gy International, LLC
Diana Van Dyke
  Book Smart TV
Raymond Vsn Dyke
  Van Dyke Intellectual Property Law
Monique Lass
Andy Chalonec
Hiranya Fernando
Bertram Lloyd
  Weichart Commercial Realty
Marjorie S. Brown
Elizabeth Nolte MD
Celia Maxwell MD
  Howard University College of Medicine
Archana Reddy
Mark Joyce
  Xia' Analytics
... a total of 21 guests.
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