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

To celebrate our successful Summit, 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 will include
    • Appetizers:
      • Mini Samosas
      • Cutlets
    • Curries: Chicken; Chickpea
    • Hoppers (similar to French crêpes) - live station
    • Egg Kotu
    • Yellow Rice
    • Mixed Vegetable Salad
    • Papadam
    • Dessert: Crème Caramel
    • Wine, Beer 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 tentative 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.
    • Includes Drawings for Door Prizes
    • Everyone gets a complimentary packet of world famous Ceylon Tea and a chance to win one of 3 free hotel packages in Sri Lanka including 7-night stay at Ayurvedic health resort.


  • Current members: Wharton Club and Strategic Partners: Oxford University Society of DC; Harvard Club of Washington; Startup Grind. NOTE: 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
Sean Denniston
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
  Wharton Club
Hiranya Fernando
  Wharton Club
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
Emmanuelle Angarita-Wise
Guest of Emmanuelle Angarita-W
Ginger Greenfield
  Vital Tech Lab
Marlen Garone
  US Army
Caleb Andrews
  US Marines
Andrea Consoelo
  Andrea Consoelo Costumer Jewels
Ryan McCreadie
  The Balance Sheet of Your Life
Oonagh McDonald
Rebecca Peters
Julie Gordon
Howard Gordon
Jennifer Simpson
Justin Chock
  Oxford University Society DC
Navin Singh
Marilyn Carlson
Igor Eberstein, PhD
Simon Bor, CTO
Adam Sandman, CEO
John Blair
Jeff Krasney
  DBG Global
Justine Schaffner
  Campus Consulting
Brock Schaffner
  Univ. of Chicago
Jean-François Orsini
  Wharton Club of DC
Troy Helming, Founder & CEO
  EarthGrid PBC
Thea Matsuradze, CMO
Ted Eagles
  St. Albans School
Robert Sherretta
  Internation Investor
David Kelley
Ruwan Salgado, CEO
  Strat8gy Intl.
Jane Stieber
Cheryle Davis
Judy Kosovich
Juhi Naithani
Kusum Dhyani
Stanley Kober
Rashed Hasan
  Nantuit LLC
Shagufta Hasan
Divy Kangeyan
  Harvard Club of DC
Arthur Ruder
  CorCom Partners
Jeffrey Balkind
  World Bank
Emily Smith
  Cushman & Wakefield
Sarah Kenney
Sean Denniston
James Trulove
Brittany Hines
Lexi Cavada
Lexi DeHart
Stanley Karson
Alexander Hyder
Jere Broh-Kahn
  Harvard Club
Bonnie Broh-Kahn
  Harvard Club
Preeta Chidambaran
Guest of Preeta Chidambaran
Guest of Preeta Chidambaran
Joan Ronnenberg
Steeve Simbert
  State Department
Sydney Leonard
Andrew Sachs
  Nobel Learning PBC
Marya Pickering
  The Kenific Group, INc.
... a total of 88 guests.
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