South Africa–Sri Lanka relations

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Sri Lankan-South African relations

Sri Lanka

South Africa

Sri Lanka – South Africa relations refers to the current and historical relations between Sri Lanka and South Africa. The Government of South Africa established its resident diplomatic Mission in Colombo in September 2007. Geoff Doidge is the current South African Ambassador to Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations on 12 September 1994 following the end of Apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela to the new Government of South Africa of its post Apartheid period.[1]


The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, visited Sri Lanka to participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 in Colombo. The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa, visited South Africa in December 2013 to participate in the funeral of former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka - South Africa Relations". Sri Lankan Embassy in South Africa. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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