On February 14, 2017 H. E. Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, together with Mr. Dulmith Waruna, Second Secertary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, and Mr. Upul Priyantha, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, attended the ceremony of appointment of Dr. Mohamad Chahine as Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Kursk.

On February 8, 2017 the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia with the support of the Sri Lanka Tea Board conducted a Ceylon tea networking dinner reception at the Ritz Carlton Moscow Hotel in parallel to the 24th Prodexpo International exhibition and the visit of the Minister of Plantation Industries Hon. Navin Dissanayake to the Russian Federation. The event gathered 100 prominent representatives of the tea trade in the Russian Federation and Sri Lanka.

Hon. Navin Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka, met with Hon. Alexander N. Tkachev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on February 07, 2017.