In line with the visit of Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage, H. E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, a Cultural Exhibition Tales of Sri Lanka was opened in the city of Cheboksary on 27 March 2024 on the platform of the Museum of Chuvash Embroidery.

The Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition, which will be open to the citizens of Cheboksary for the next three weeks, was also graced by Dr. Igor Kozhanov, Rector of the Chuvash State Pedagogical University named after UI. Y. Yakovlev, Dr. Vladimir Ivanov, Vice Rector for Scientific and Innovative Work, Mr. Alexander Pogodeikin, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cheboksary, Ms. Svetlana Kalikova, Minister of Culture of the Chuvash Republic and other officials.
The exposition includes more than 25 cultural items provided by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, such as the Buddha statue, bridal dress, traditional masks, ritual musical instruments, batik paintings and household items made of various materials.
In her address to the audience, Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage extended her gratitude to the public for the interest to the rich Sri Lankan culture and traditions and invited the audience to visit Sri Lanka to learn about its unique beauty and traditions personally.
In her turn, Ms. Svetlana Kalikova, Minister of Culture of Chuvashia, introduced H. E. the Ambassador to one the Chuvash unique embroidery. In line with intercultural dialogue, the Minister also presented a piece of Chuvash traditional jewelry to Prof. Liyanage, which will complement the traditional dress given to the Ambassador by the Chuvash State Pedagogical University during her first visit to Chuvashia two years earlier.