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Cooperazione Politica


Cooperazione Politica
Diplomatic relations between Italy and Sri Lanka have been started more than fifty years ago. The Embassy of Italy is present in Sri Lanka since 1951. The excellent diplomatic relations between the two countries have been further strengthened during the last years by a series of visits of high level, including the visit of the Italian Vice President of the Council Hon. Gianfranco Fini on January 2005, the visit of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Margherita Boniver on December 2005, and the visit of the new Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gianni Vernetti on January 2007.
Furthermore the Srilankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohita Bogollagama has visited the Italian Vice Predient of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D’Alema in Rome on April 2007.  

The Italian Embassy in Colombo is competent also for the Repubblic of Maldives since 1966.

Ambassadors of Italy to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Giovanni Battista CUNEO - 15th June, 1951
Pietro SOLARI - 27th April, 1955
Paolo Enrico DE MICHELIS - 18th December, 1958
Aurelio MASSONE - 3rd September, 1963        
Enrico COSTA SANSEVERINO - 12th June, 1964
Fabrizio FABBRICOTTI - 24th October, 1970
Marco VIANELLO CHIODO - 8th April, 1979
Franco MICIELI DE BIASE - 15th July, 1981
Guido MARTINI - 16th May, 1987
Luigi COSTA  SANSEVERINO - 27th October, 1990
Italo DI MUCCIO - 1st March, 1995
Maurizio TEUCCI - 21st October, 1997
Salvatore ZOTTA - 30th October, 2001
Pio MARIANI - 1st September, 2005