The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has offered that any Sri Lankan migrant worker, with valid or expired visit visas of all kinds, re-entry visa or final exit visa, who could not depart the Kingdom during the visa validity period due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be permitted to leave the Kingdom through the Immigration points of the airports upon their departure without being charged any fees or fines. This is a temporary measure taken by the Saudi Government given the circumstances faced by the Sri Lankan migrant workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prominent agricultural institutions and industries in Russia have agreed to assist Sri Lankan agriculture sector. This was highlighted during the site visits made by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Prof MD Lamawansa and his staff to one of the most leading agricultural regions of Russia, the Kursk region.

With the aim of promoting Sri Lankan culture in the provincial regions of Russia, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow organized a cultural show in the city of Kursk on 31st August. The Kursk city is located 550 Km away from Moscow.