For the third year in a row, on 22 April 2023, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia together with the Marfino Center for Culture and Leisure and the Sri Lankan community in Russia organized a Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival in the Moscow-area.
The event gathered around 200 guests including students of the Marfino Center, locals of the Marfino village, Sri Lankan students and representatives of Sri Lankan community in Russia. All the visitors were able to participate in various outside competitions and contests, such as eyeing the blind elephant, sack run, breaking the pot, tug of war, pillow fighting and others.



With the support of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russia the Federation Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka established good link with the Ural Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. H.E. the Ambassador, Prof. Ms. Janitha A. Liyanage opened an online meeting held on 21st of April 2023, welcoming the participants from both sides. The Federation Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was represented by Mr. Kirthi Gunawardane, President of the FCCISL and deputy Secretary General Tilan Wijesuriya.