Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations

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Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Sri Lanka–Switzerland relations are bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the Switzerland. Diplomatic relations were established more than 50 years ago, in 1956, and encompass mainly economy and cooperation.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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]

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