Sri Lankan Ambassador Hosts Prominent Russian Media Personnel
On September 10, 2020, the Sri Lankan Embassy held a reception hosted by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Prof. M.D. Lamawansa in a soothing and joyful atmosphere, at the ambassador's residence. The event drew many prominent Russian media representatives including TASS, MIA Rossiya Segodnya, Interfax, Kommersant, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Russia Today, Russia 24, TV Centre, Sputnik, Argumenti i Facty, Ruptly Video Agency, and RIA Novosty providing an opportunity to take a closer look at Sri Lanka's potential in the spheres of trade, tourism, culture, education, investment and military cooperation.
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Second Secretary (Commercial) of the Embassy attends the Leisure 2020 International Tourism Trade Fair held in Mosow
September 8, 2020 marked the commencement of the International Trade Fair for Travel & Tourism "Leisure 2020" that is held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Although the trade fair annually serves as a major platform for promotion of various tourist destinations, including Sri Lanka, this year, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the event is mainly focused on promotion of domestic tourism with a number of regions of the Russian Federation being represented at the trade fair.
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Saudi authorities decide not to charge any fee or fine as a relief for exiting Sri Lankan migrant workers
The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has offered that any Sri Lankan migrant worker, with valid or expired visit visas of all kinds, re-entry visa or final exit visa, who could not depart the Kingdom during the visa validity period due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be permitted to leave the Kingdom through the Immigration points of the airports upon their departure without being charged any fees or fines. This is a temporary measure taken by the Saudi Government given the circumstances faced by the Sri Lankan migrant workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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