1. Wind turbines against orange sky and sun "Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue" Conference on 17/18th March 2016
  2. Jaffna Trade Fair Jaffna Trade Fair
  3. Construction of German Training Institute in Kilinochchi Germany funds construction of vocational Training Institute in Kilinochchi
Wind turbines against orange sky and sun

"Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue" Conference on 17/18th March 2016

Jaffna Trade Fair

Jaffna Trade Fair

Jaffna, 29 January 2016 - Chief Minister Wigneswaran and Northern Province Governor HMGS Palihakkara visited the GIZ stall, a service provider to SMEs, at the Jaffna Trade Fair recently. The GIZ-arranged pavilion was an opportunity to link up Jaffna SMEs with most of the top central service providers such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Standards Institute, Industrial Technology Institute, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Board, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association and University of Jaffna to offer advice, consultancy and information.

Construction of German Training Institute in Kilinochchi

Germany funds construction of vocational Training Institute in Kilinochchi

German Ambassador Dr. Juergen Morhard recently visited the site of the Sri Lankan-German Training Institute (SLGTI), a landmark project initiated by German development cooperation agency GIZ in 2012, as part of its Vocational Training in the North (VTN) Project.  SLGTI will be a national level vocational training institute in Kilinochchi. The institute functions under the purview of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), and offers training in identified technical trades at National Vocational Qualification levels 4, 5 and 6. SLGTI will provide war-affected youth and communities in the North an opportunity to enhance their skills according to the requirements of the current labour market. Ambassador Morhard was pleased by the progress made in the construction of the facility, and expressed confidence that the project was on track for completion by May 2016.

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Ein Wähler gibt im Konsulat seinen Fingerabruck ab Enlarge image (© picture-alliance/ dpa) The Embassy would like to inform about the introduction of the new Visa Information System (VIS) in all South Asian Countries.

 

The VIS contains biographic and biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa. Its main objectives are to facilitate visa application procedures, checks at external borders and the exchange of data between Schengen countries on visa applications, as well as to assist in the fight against fraud and to enhance security.

 

As of 2nd November 2015 all visa applicants need to appear in person for the collection of the biometric data (photograph and ten fingerprints) when applying for a Schengen Visa.

For subsequent applications within 59 months, fingerprints can be re-used from the VIS file unless there is reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant.

 

Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for:

 

-          Children under the age of twelve;

 

-          (Handicapped) persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically permanently impossible;

  -          Heads of State and members of the Government, with accompanying spouses, and the members of their official delegation when they are invited by Member States’ governments or by international organisations for an official purpose

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Germany will assume the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in January 2016 for a one year term

The German Government’s motto for the year is “renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”. The Government will thus seek to strengthen OSCE instruments and institutions, promote dialogue among the participating States and thereby rebuild trust in Europe.
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