Russian Foreign Ministry has informed that foreign citizens who visited Russia on the basis of FIFA World Cup 2018 Fan ID should leave the territory of the Russian Federation before the 31st December 2018, lest they are prosecuted for the breaching of migration laws of the Russian Federation. 

Any Sri Lankan fans, who have not left Russia, are advised to do so before the end of this year.

On December 21, 2018, H. E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka met with His Excellency Li Hui, the Ambassador of China to the Russian Federation, at the Chinese embassy in Moscow.