European Union External Action
EU relations with Sri Lanka and Maldives
Political, economic, social and cultural relations between Sri Lanka and European countries date back centuries and include people-to-people interaction through migration, trade, tourism, legal and administrative traditions, architecture, language and sports.
The EU and the Maldives have maintained very close cooperation over the past few decades. Diplomatic relations were established in 1983, with the Commission Head of Delegation in Colombo being accredited as non-resident Ambassador to the Maldives.