A meeting between the Russian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yuri Materi and the Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena took place at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo recently. The Russian Ambassador officially handed over the greetings of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin offering best wishes to the new Prime Minister. During the meeting, the country’s situation, historic diplomatic relations between Russia and Sri Lanka and the economic, cultural and political bilateral relations were discussed in detail.
The Prime Minister extended his gratitude to Russia for standing up for Sri Lanka directly in every difficult situation faced by the country in the international arena. The Prime Minister emphasised that the continued support given to Sri Lanka at the UNHRC Sessions in Geneva was a great strength for the country. The Prime Minister thanked Russia for the assistance it has given and continues to give in the current economic difficulties.
The Prime Minister said that directing more Russian tourists to Sri Lanka and restarting the Aeroflot airline service is very valuable for the Sri Lankan economy. Prime Minister’s Secretary Anura Dissanayake also present during this meeting.