Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation

Sri Lanka is a strong proponent of multilateralism, especially within the United Nations, where it is actively involved in promoting sovereignty, independence and development.

It is an active member of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Group of 77 and strongly supports stronger collaboration between the two. Sri Lanka has also been an active participant in the Commonwealth since the organisations inception, playing a dynamic role in the multi-disciplinary activities of the body.

Sri Lanka
has well established bilateral relations with many countries. Examples include China, which is the largest bilateral aid donor to Sri Lanka; Norway, who offer bilateral assistance through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), mainly aimed at peace-building and economic development; and Canada, who assist Sri Lanka through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), focusing on sustainable economic growth and democratic governance.

Bilateral and Multilateral Co-operation organisations in Sri Lanka
UNESCO Sri Lanka Commission - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization