Putin expects ties with Sri Lanka to develop

Credential2Russian President Vladimir Putin said that recently Russia had managed to reinforce the legal foundation of relations with Sri Lanka, which will lay the groundwork for developing comprehensively Russia’s bilateral cooperation with Sri Lanka.

He also noted that Russia’s traditional contacts with Sri Lanka in the fields of fishing and agriculture were expanding.

The Russian President expressed these views when he accepted the Credentials of Sri Lanka’s new Ambassador to Russia Dr. Saman Weerasinghe.

The newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation presented his Credentials to Putin, in the Alexandrovsky Hall of the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov was also present at the Ceremony.

Ambassador Dr. Weerasinghe conveyed the warm greetings and best wishes of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Government of Sri Lanka to President Vladimir Putin and the Government of the Russian Federation, which were warmly reciprocated by President Putin.

The Ambassador briefed President Putin on the latest developments in Sri Lanka following the Presidential and the General Elections in January and August 2015, respectively.

He expressed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the steadfast support that the Russian Federation has always extended to Sri Lanka and stated that Sri Lanka would like to further enhance the existing close and friendly relations with the Russian Federation.

The need to expand the bilateral trade relations, for which there is much scope, was stressed. Ambassador Dr. Weerasinghe also indicated the need for exchanging high level visits between the two countries. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Julian Assange and Bradley Manning trusted the Western Countries’ democracy and human rights. We all know what have happened to Assange and Manning. Snowden who trusted Russians is free, but Assange and Manning who trusted the people who preach the democracy, human rights and rule of law have ended in prison and trapped inside the Ecuador Embassy in the UK.

    Whoever exposes the Westerners’ dirty democracy has been treated as their enemy. The American soldier Bradley Manning, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden they all have sacrificed their lives to inform the truth to the world. They are heroes for exposing war crimes, the true civilian costs of the US wars in the Middle East and the spying network on the innocent Americans and on the world. However, Bradley Manning is facing all kinds of interrogation and abuse, on top of solitary confinement.

    The government of Ecuador granted diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange, citing genuine concerns that his human rights might be violated by the US for exposing the truth. Recently, Edward Snowden received a political asylum in Russia.

  2. Sri Lanka is a Muslim hating slave nation! Now go and worship yet another group of whites. Putin is perfect as he is a lying Muslim hating propagandist – perfect for Sri Lankans and their inferiority complex with regards to whites!

    • Putin has the balls to decimate the ISIS/Diash Maniacs. Without stabilizing the country and implementing law and order air strikes alone would not work. There has to be a broad coalition to look at the Funding and Logistics. Turkey is the main culprit more than Saudi Wahhabis pumping money. ISIS cannot survive without selling the oil in Black market in Turkey.


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