Category: State visits

Russia will commit to provide benefits of bilateral relations to Sri Lankans – Russian Prime Minister

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia will commit to provide more benefits to Sri Lankans in the field of bilateral economic relations between two countries. President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Russia is a beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations between the two countries, he further said.  The Russian Prime Minister made…

Maithri–Putin friendship makes a new landmark in SL–Russia relations – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

“The close friendship which has been built between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will create a new landmark in the bilateral relations between two countries”, says Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov. These remarks made at a ceremony held yesterday (March 23) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Moscow,…

President of Russia presents a historic gift to President Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a three day State visit to Russia held bilateral discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin today (March 23). During this bilateral meeting Russian President presented a significant gift to President Maithripala Sirisena symbolizing the close relationship between two countries. This special gift was a royal sword of Kandy era…

Russia pledges to enhance economic cooperation

President Putin extends fullest support to President Sirisena’s policies Sri Lanka and Russia pledged to enhance long term economic cooperation and affirmed to build a strong foundation to take bilateral relations to a new high. These sentiments were expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Maithripala Sirisena during the historic meeting at the Green…

Warm welcome to President Sirisena at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow

President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome at the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow today (March 22). He was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chief of Protocol and other high officials of the Russian Federation. Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Dr. SamanWeerasinghe and embassy staff and family members were also present…

President left for Russia

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Russia  today (22) on an official invitation made by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. This would mark a Sri Lankan Head of State receives an official invitation to visit Russia after four decades of period and it will be the first official visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader…