The International Maritime Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2015”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, got underway in the port city of Galle on 23rd and 24th November 2015, under the theme, “Secure Seas through Greater Maritime Cooperation: Challenges and Way Forward”.

On an invitation extended by the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of the Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army V. Gerasimov, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Air Chief Marshal K.A. Gunatilleke visited the Russian Federation from 05th to 09th October 2015 to participate in the Conference on Interaction of Defence Agencies on Security in Afghanistan and Central Asia in the New Environment.

On the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, two senior officers, Rear Admiral R.C. Wijegunrathne of Sri Lanka Navy and Major General N.A.J.C. Dias of Sri Lanka Army visited the “Russian International Military – Technical Forum – ARMY 2015” in Kubinka Region, Moscow from 16th to 19th June 2015.

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.

On the invitation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General A.W.J.C. De Silva and Rear Admiral D.M.S. Dissanayake of the Sri Lanka Navy visited St. Petersburg to participate for the seventh “International Maritime Defence Show IMDS-2015” from 01st to 05th July 2015.