The Space and Aviation Exhibition "MAKS 2017" was held in the city of Zhukovsky, Russia from July 18-23, 2017and was attended by  Air Marshal K. V. B. Jayampathy, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

During his visit to the exhibition, the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force had meetings with several Russian companies. among which were JSC ROSOBORONEXPORT, Ilyshin Aviation Company, United Aircraft Cooperation, 558 Aviation Repair Plant (Belarus), and 308 Repair Plant. In addition to the official negotiations and meetings, Air Marshal K. V. B. Jayampathy paid a courtesy call on H. E. Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation.
The visit of the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force was referred to as another opportunity to further expand military and technical cooperation between Sri Lanka and Russia.
Nowadays International Aviation and Space Salon "MAKS" holds one of the leading positions among the world's largest aviation forums, the main objective of which is to demonstrate achievements of Russian high tech and receptiveness of the domestic Russian market to joint projects with foreign partners. 

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