On the invitation of the Government of the Russian Federation, three senior officers of the Tri Services of Sri Lanka namely Major General U. Wijerathne, Commodore Y.N. Jayarathne and Air Commodore M.D. Rathnayake visited “The Russian Exhibition of Weapons, Nizhniy Tagil – 2015” (Russian Arms Expo) in the Sverdlovsk Region from 09th to 12th September 2015.
The event took place on a biennial basis with the assistance of the Defence ministry, Foreign Ministry and other government bodies, and industry and research organizations of the Russian Federation. The Organizing committee of the Exhibition was headed by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Dimitry Rogozin.