He said President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit to Russia is a beginning of a new chapter in bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Russian Prime Minister made these remarks when he met President Maithripala Sirisena in Russia, today.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had given a warm welcome to the President when he arrived for the bilateral meeting.
“The people of Sri Lanka will benefit from the results of the successful discussions I had with President Putin with the objective of gaining economic and trade assistance required by Sri Lanka,” Sirisena said.
The President further stated that Sri Lanka, in its way forward, expects the assistance of all friendly countries.
“I am confident that Russia which became a close friend of Sri Lanka after 43 years will provide the required assistance.
Ministers Mangala Samaraweera, S. B. Nawinna, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Susil Premajayantha, John Amaratunga and Dayasiri Jayasekara were also present at this discussion. (Colombo Gazette)