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The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka took up its work in 1957 on this tropical island, which is known particulary for its tea, but as well for its jewels, its india rubber and its spices, above all:Cinnamon.

The Goethe-Institut has always been organizing and supporting a broad spectrum of cultural meetings such as conferences, colloquia, lectures, readings, discussions, film demonstrations (and seminars), Toot and art exhibitions, theatre productions, dancing workshops and concerts. Often it worked avant-garde, always respecting quality, offering a sophisticated picture of Germany and its culture by a various and current program and by knocking against aesthetic and intellectual discourses.The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka offers a differentiated language course program, organizes increasingly language programs in other education/ training Institutions and provides a platform for technical advanced training of all german teachers of the country.

The information service of the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka provides you with the latest facts on questions of the cultural, social and political life in Germany. The offer covers print and audiovisual media, among them also the most important daily and weekly papers and magazines.