Bhutan and Sri Lanka established non-resident diplomatic relations on 13 May 1987. The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Dhaka is accredited to Bhutan and the Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka is accredited to Sri Lanka. Mr. Rinchen Kuentsyl is the current Ambassador-designate of Bhutan to Sri Lanka. H.E. Prof. Sudarshan Seneviratne is the current non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Bhutan.
Bhutan and Sri Lanka enjoy close and friendly relations and work together through institutions such as SAARC and BIMSTEC. The main area of cooperation between the two countries is confined to human resource development, besides engagements at the regional and international fora.