Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations

Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations

Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations are bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the Switzerland. Diplomatic relations were established in 1956, and mainly encompass economy and cooperation.


Switzerland immediately recognised Sri Lankan independence in 1948, from United Kingdom, establishing diplomatic relations seven years later in 1956. The Federal Council appointed the first ambassador to Colombo in 1968.[1]

Diplomatic relations

In the 1980s political relations between Switzerland and Sri Lanka intensified with many Sri Lankan Tamils fleeing from the ethnic conflict to find asylum in Switzerland.[1]

See also


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