Hon. Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Tourism of Sri Lanka met Ms. Elena Lysenkova, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency of Tourism of the Russian Federation on 03rd August 2021 in Moscow. Mr. Smilevets Demyan Olegovich, Head of the Department of the International Cooperation of the Federal Agency of Tourism also joined the meeting. Welcoming the Sri Lankan delegation, Ms. Elena mentioned Sri Lanka is one of the favourite tourist destinations for Russian tourists and in his opening remarks, Hon. Minister of Tourism of Sri Lanka mentioned Sri Lanka is eagerly awaiting to welcome Russian visitors. The Sri Lanka Embassy in Russian Federation facilitated this meeting.

On 31st July 2021, Moscow's Domodedovo Airport welcomed SriLankan Airlines' inaugural flight to Moscow, Russia with a water salute. The Chairman of SriLankan Airlines appreciated the valuable support given by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Russian Federation in facilitating the resumption of SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka, direct flights to Moscow after a break of 6 years. This is a significant air link for SriLankan Airlines as it will connect to the largest country in the world which is also known as one of the greatest cultural and historic destinations.

In the evening of 21st July 2021, a farewell reception was hosted by H. E. Prof. M.D. Lamawansa at the Embassy premises for a strong representation of the diplomatic corps, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Rossoboronexport, and Russia Sri Lanka Friendship Society.