Sri Lanka

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Embassies and consular services for Sri Lanka

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High Commission for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
New Zealand High Commission to Sri Lanka Maldives

Our relationship with Sri Lanka

New Zealand's relationship with Sri Lanka is warm and growing. The opening of a New Zealand High Commission in Colombo in 2021 follows strong growth in bilateral trade and the potential for diversification. 

New Zealand and Sri Lanka share significant people-to-people links through education, tourism and the Sri Lankan diaspora in New Zealand. We also share many commonalities as island nations and Commonwealth members and enjoy a friendly rivalry on the cricket pitch. 


Information about New Zealand's trade with Sri Lanka is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).


New Zealand supports development in Sri Lanka through the offering of Commonwealth Scholarships and agricultural activities. Agriculture assistance is provided through activities which support the Dairy Cooperation Arrangement (DCA), a public-private partnership signed by the New Zealand and Sri Lanka Governments in 2013.

This aims to encourage the development of dairy sector cooperation, with an emphasis on the development of Sri Lanka’s dairy industry in conjunction with the Government of Sri Lanka providing a stable trading environment for industry. The private sector has also supported dairy sector initiatives. 



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