Russia and Sri Lanka discuss military cooperation

Top Defence officials from Russia and Sri Lanka have had talks on military cooperation and exchanging experience.

During the visit of the delegation from Sri Lanka Ministry of Defence headed by Defence Secretary Gen. (Rtd.) Kamal Gunaratne to the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2021” and International Army Games-2021, the delegation met the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Colonel General Alexander Fomin at the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry said today.

The parties discussed the ongoing progress of cooperation between Sri Lanka and Russia in the military and military-technical spheres, focusing on the matters related to military training, participation in international military exercises and events held on the territories of both countries, exchange of experience, and promoting cooperation and closer ties between Russian and Sri Lankan defence education establishments.

Whilst referring to the long-lasting friendship between the people and governments of the two countries and saluting the Russian nation for the continuous support rendered to Sri Lanka during the difficult periods in history, Defence Secretary Gunaratne thanked the Russian Ministry of Defence for extending the invitation for him and his delegation to attend the Forum “Army-2021” and International Army Games-2021.

He acknowledged the high standards of the Forum, exhibition of Russian weapons and armaments and also the friendly atmosphere at the Games. He further assured participation of more number of personnel and in more number of events next year.

The meeting was held in a very friendly atmosphere and strengthened the friendship between the militaries of both countries.  At the end, the parties exchanged traditional mementos and gifts. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I do not trust the convicts, I have to seek political asylum at Russian Embassy.

    Convict Australians did not even rescue one Aboriginal Tasmanian, but Germans had rescued Jews from the Nazis’ genocides. Recently, Israel’s Holocaust memorial council declared Major Karl Plagge righteous among the nations, alongside men such as Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, for an elaborate deception that saved about 250 Jewish lives. In 1931, Plagge, an engineer, joined the Nazi party to develop the wealth of Germany, but he became disillusioned due to their racial ideology. ‘He felt he had helped create this monster and that it was his duty to try to help these imperilled Jews.’ About 90 percent of the 57,000 Jews who lived in Vilnius were murdered, but 10 percent were saved by Plagge. In 1958, just before his death, he told a friend. , ‘I never felt that this needed special courage. It required only the conviction and strength that anyone can draw from the depth of moral feelings that exist in all humans.’ (McGreal 2005).

    Germans did not attack my health while I was in Germany, but convicts did when I returned to Australia.

    Between September 2008 and November 2017, I have been raising awareness across the world of the Australian Government’s ill democracy. It makes one wonder what the Australian Government would do for enlightening others about its undemocratic actions. When I returned to Australia in 2017, the government has started to attack my health to get rid of me to cover up its wrongdoings. Basically, the government is chasing its losses; in fact, it is at a loss when it comes to dealing with me.

    Since returning to Australia, my health has been affected drastically. Since I landed, I was forced to stay in a youth hostel in Melbourne, because nobody wants to associate with me due to the government’s disinformation. Within a few days of landing in Australia, I was admitted to a hospital. A few months later I broke my right arm through a low-impact injury, due to osteopenia. In April 2018 I have consulted three doctors in Australia, and they all have confirmed that I would not have lost vitamin D so quickly unless something unusual has happened to my body.

    Notably, before arriving in Australia I spent two years in the North of Sri Lanka, soaked up plenty of sunlight while I was doing gardening at my parents’ house. Clearly, I had enough vitamin D in my body before I had arrived in Australia; it is obvious to me that the government has been targeting my health. I believe that someone had mixed something with my food which I kept in the common fridge at the youth hostel. The other backpackers were told ‘do not eat if I share my food with them.’ It is clear to me that only the government has the power to go this far.

    Please note:

    Recently, I have stopped going to the gym and swimming pool because my shampoo and body wash has tampered with while it was in a locker. If I leave my shampoo at the youth hostel or gym then use it, I get a severe headache. I am perfectly fine when I purchase the same brand of shampoo from a supermarket and use it. I have tested a few times, something has been happening to my belongings. They are not letting me rent an apartment for a reason. Currently, I am staying at a youth hostel (shared accommodation with three others). My bed and clothes are exposed, I do not trust my enemies who are lowest among the westerners. I do not trust convicts, they will kill me, I am 200 percent sure, it will happen.

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