Sri Lanka and Suriname established diplomatic relations with effect from November 16.
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations Henry Leonard Mac-Donald signed to agreement with effect.
The establishment of diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and Suriname would enhance the existing friendly relations and cooperation in the political, socio-economic and cultural fields for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Sri Lanka and Suriname Share many common goals at the United Nations.
The two Ambassadors agreed to facilitate high level visits between the two countries in the near future.