Milestones

Milestones

1996

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with South Africa

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with South Africa
Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of South Africa established.
1996

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Amman, Jordan.

1997

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Lebanon

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Lebanon
Diplomatic Relations with Lebanon established on 7 May 1997.
1997

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beirut, Lebanon.

1997

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Doha, Qatar.

1997

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

1997

Opening of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria, South Africa.

1999

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney, Australia.

1999

Vesak Day marked as United Nations Observance Day

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution 554/115, moved by SL Foreign..Read More
1999

Shifting of the Embassy of Sri Lanka from Bonn to Berlin, in Germany.

2000

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tel Aviv, Israel.

2002

National Mine Action Programme

National Mine Action Programme
2003

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam
Diplomatic Relations with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam established on 16 January 2003.
2003

Establishment of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Hanoi, Vietnam.

2007

Opening of the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in Ramallah, Palestine.

2012

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, China.

2012

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara, Turkey.

2012

Re-opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Baghdad, Iraq.

2013

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne, Australia.

2013

Diplomatic Relations with Bahrain

Diplomatic Relations with Bahrain
Diplomatic Relations established with Bahrain on 8 February 2013
2013

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Manama, Bahrain.

2013

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Nigeria

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Nigeria
Diplomatic Relations with Federal Republic of Nigeria established on 1 July 2013.
2013

Opening of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Abuja, Nigeria.

2013

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Seychelles

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Seychelles
Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Seychelles established on 11 December 2013.
2013

Opening of the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Victoria, Seychelles.

2014

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Afghanistan

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Afghanistan
Diplomatic Relations with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan established on 2 July 2014.
2014

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kabul, Afghanistan.

2015

Sri Lanka and UN celebrate 60 year partnership

Sri Lanka and UN celebrate 60 year partnership
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations on 24 October..Read More
2016

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Milan, Italy.

2016

Opening of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2017

Official opening of Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia

Official opening of Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Ethiopia was officially opened on 7 February 2017 by the..Read More
2017

Sri Lanka joins Mine Ban Treaty: December

On December 13, 2017, Sri Lanka acceded to The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling,..Read More
2018

Sri Lanka accedes to the Cluster Munitions Convention

On 1 March 2018, Sri Lanka deposited the Instrument of Accession to the Cluster Munitions..Read More
2019

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia, Cyprus

Opening of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Nicosia, Cyprus
Establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 28 February 2019
2019

Establishment of Diplomatic Relation with The Gambia

Establishment of Diplomatic Relation with The Gambia
Establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 10 May 2019
2019

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Nicaragua

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Nicaragua
Establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 15 May 2019
2019

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Saint Lucia

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Saint Lucia
Establish Diplomatic Relations between the two countries with effect from 25th June 2019

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