On 13 February 2024, a delegation of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation headed by H.E. the Ambassador Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage visited the NICA Accelerator Complex at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna.

The delegation was received by JINR Scientific Secretary Mr. Alexander Cheplakov and Deputy Head of the Accelerator Department for Scientific Work Mr. Anatoly Sidorin.
During the tour, Prof. Janitha Liyanage got acquainted with the progress in the implementation of the megascience project and learned about the NICA physical tasks in basic and applied research.
The Ambassador visited the main facilities of the NICA Complex: the linear accelerator, the Booster, the collider tunnel, and the MPD. In particular, the delegation explored the SOChI irradiation station, learned more about the research programme at the experimental facility and the work of the ARIADNA Collaboration on applied research at the NICA Complex.