Sri Lanka and Uruguay established formal diplomatic relations on 21 st July 1999. The two countries have cooperated with each other at multilateral fora including the United Nations on matters of mutual interest.

H.E. Musthafa Mohamed Jaffeer, former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil attended the Inauguration Ceremony of President-elect of Uruguay, Mr. Luis Lacalle Pou which was held on 01 st March 2020 in Montevideo.

From the bilateral front, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Political Consultations between the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay is under negotiation.

The non-resident Ambassador of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in New Delhi, India is concurrently accredited to Sri Lanka while the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Brazil is concurrently accredited to Uruguay.