54 years of Philippines-Sri Lanka relationship

flagThe Philippines and Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, celebrated the 54th anniversary of their diplomatic relations on September 22. Their relations began in 1961 with the Philippines opening a legation in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, while Sri Lanka maintained a Charge d’Affaires-level mission in the Philippines. The diplomatic missions in Manila and Colombo were elevated to embassies in 1964 and 1966 respectively, but both agreed to close them on June 30, 1993.

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