The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia presents the art and culture of Sri Lanka at an Arts Exhibition Art Mir in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The Exhibition will be open for the general public at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair from 27 January to 4 February 2024.

The Art Mir Exhibition collected thousands of artworks by contemporary artists, such as paintings, graphic arts, sculpture, etc. A special section of the Exhibition was devoted to the pieces of art of foreign countries represented by Sri Lanka, South Korea and Armenia.
The Embassy of Sri Lanka exhibited traditional Sri Lankan batik paintings, musical instruments and other cultural items, which introduce the Russian public to the culture and history of the island. All items are accompanied by plates with descriptions, which allow the visitors to learn more about the meaning of the exhibit items.
On 26 January 2024, Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage, H. E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, was invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition as a guest of honour and to celebrate the opening of the event lit a traditional Sri Lankan oil lamp together with Ms. Olga Guseva, Minister of International and Interregional Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Mr. Mikhail Pelchenkov, Deputy Minister of Culture, Curators of the Exhibition and Coordinators of the International Zone.
The Ambassador also took part at the roundtable discussion Diplomacy and Art, in the course of which the participants shared their views on influence of art and humanitarian cooperation on relations between the peoples.
The Embassy would like to extend its gratitude to the coordinators of the Art Project Through Artist's Eyes: Ms. Daria Karacheva, Cultural Advisor of the Russian Association of International Cooperation, Mr. Artur Mirzoyan and Ms. Tatyana Dvoryadkina, for their support to the organization and coordination of the event.
The Exhibition will be open to the public at the Nizhny Novgorod Fair from 27 January to 4 February 2024.