Joint Press Statement

Mitratva Magga -Path of Friendship: Towards Growth and Prosperity

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit today in which they discussed bilateral relations and regional & international issues of mutual concern.

On September 10, 2020, the Sri Lankan Embassy held a reception hosted by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Prof. M.D. Lamawansa in a soothing and joyful atmosphere, at the ambassador's residence. The event drew many prominent Russian media representatives including TASS, MIA Rossiya Segodnya, Interfax, Kommersant, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Russia Today, Russia 24, TV Centre, Sputnik, Argumenti i Facty, Ruptly Video Agency, and RIA Novosty providing an opportunity to take a closer look at Sri Lanka's potential in the spheres of trade, tourism, culture, education, investment and military cooperation.

September 8, 2020 marked the commencement of the International Trade Fair for Travel & Tourism "Leisure 2020" that is held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Although the trade fair annually serves as a major platform for promotion of various tourist destinations, including Sri Lanka, this year, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the event is mainly focused on promotion of domestic tourism with a number of regions of the Russian Federation being represented at the trade fair.