In the recent history, the common traditions of the Commonwealth have consolidated the affinity and kinship between the peoples of the two countries. People-to-people contact has naturally been the mainstay of the bilateral relations between the two countries. Sri Lankan students study in medical and dental colleges of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Buddhist monks study in Pirivenas (monastic colleges) of Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankan technicians and professionals are employed in garment, freight forwarding, banking, medicine, ICT manufacturing, logistics and health sectors. There are occasional exchanges of cultural troupes and youth delegations between the two countries.