In the framework of a short-term training of the students of the Homagama Mahinda Rajapaksa College in the International School Interdom, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia organized a number of visits for the College representatives to educational establishments of Moscow.
On 31 January 2024 Mr. G. D. Sarath Bandu Gunasekara, Principal of the College, and Ms. Ishangani K. Elamaldeniya, teacher, accompanied by Mr. Chamila Jayarathna, Minister of the Embassy (Education and Economic Affairs), visited the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) and the Pokrovsky Quarter School.

In the first half of the day, the representatives of the Mahinda Rajapaksa College made a tour around the premises of the RUDN University, learned about its history and campus and participated in a meeting with Ms. Marina Kunovsky, Ph.D., Director for International Activities of the Institute of the Russian Language, and other representatives of the University. The sides discussed the matter of learning Russian language abroad, the strategy of including Russian language to the curriculum of the Mahinda Rajapaksa College and the possible support, which could be granted by the Patrice Lumumba University in this regard.
In the second half of the day Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage, H. E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, joined the delegation for a visit to the Pokrovsky Quarter School, which is one of the most prestigious Moscow schools, to learn about the standards and principles of the work of a Russian general education state school. After an excursion around the school conducted by its students, the Sri Lankan team participated in a round table "Educational Space of the School", in the course of which Ms. Kristina Huhlevskaya, Principal of the school, told the delegation about the criteria of education followed by any Moscow school, as well as the innovative approaches of the Pokrovsky Quarter School to raise a successful member of the community.
The representatives of the Mahinda Rajapaksa College expressed noticeable interest to the practices of both educational establishments and assured that the solutions implemented in the Russian educational system could be successfully introduced to the Sri Lankan system.
The Embassy would like to use this opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to the Moscow Metropolitan Governance Yury Luzhkov University, which organized the visit to the Pokrovsky Quarter School in the framework of cooperation with the Embassy, as well as the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations and the Department of Education and Science of the city of Moscow for their interest to development of comprehensive cooperation with Sri Lanka.