Ambassador Dr. Felix Neumann

Ambassador Dr. Felix Neumann with President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Credentials ceremony.

Ambassador Dr. Felix Neumann with President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Credentials ceremony., © President's Media Division Sri Lanka

23.08.2023 - Article

On 23rd August 2023, Ambassador Dr. Felix Neumann presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. President Ranil Wickremesinghe during an official ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat.

The ceremony was attended by Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, who warmly received the envoy upon his arrival, as well as The Foreign Affairs State Minister, Tharaka Balasooriya, Secretary to the President, Saman Ekanayake, and Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary, Aruni Wijewardena.

Ambassador Dr. Neumann said, “As Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sri Lanka, I am very much looking forward to further deepening the relations and the cooperation between our two countries. Please rest assured that Germany will continue to support Sri Lanka in achieving a sustainable economic and financial recovery as well as its development goals. Germany is here as a friend.”

On 11th of November 2023 Germany and Sri Lanka will celebrate in a public event the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between our two countries since the first German Ambassador was accredited to Sri Lanka in 1953. This anniversary marks an official milestone within a much longer period of our deeply rooted historic friendship between the people of Germany and the people of Sri Lanka. Today, Sri Lanka and Germany are entwined in many ways. Germany and the European Union are among the most important markets for some Sri Lankan industries and products. Over 50,000 Germans visit Sri Lanka annually.

Curriculum Vitae


Universities Tübingen and Fribourg, study of law


University Tübingen, first state law exam


Legal preparatory service


University Stuttgart, second state law exam


University Tübingen, doctorate Dr. jur.

1991 -1992

Headquarters Bonn, Attaché


Headquarters Bonn, desk officer for Brazil


Permanent Representation at the Council of Europe Strasbourg, desk officer, politics


Head of the Consular and Cultural Division, Damascus, Syria


Headquarters Bonn


Headquarters Berlin, desk officer, Division of Disarmament of Chemical and Biological Weapons


Deputy Consul General and Head of Economic, Cultural and Press Division, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Headquarters Berlin, Deputy Head of Division, Task Force France


Head of Legal Division, The Hague, Netherlands


Headquarters Berlin, Deputy Head of Law Division


Assignment Federal Academy for Security Policy, Berlin


Head of Consular Division, Athens, Greece


Headquarters Berlin, Head of Visa Division

from August 2023

Ambassador, German Embassy Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ambassador Dr. Felix Neumann was born in 1962 in Geislingen. He is married and has 2 children.

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