Sri Lanka and Russia reaffirm strong partnership

Sri Lanka and Russia have reaffirmed their strong partnership, during talks held in Moscow.

The 10th Round of Bilateral Political Consultations between the Sri Lanka and the Russian Federation were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Moscow.

The consultations were co-chaired by the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Ambassador Igor Morgulov.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed existing multifaceted relations between Sri Lanka and Russia encompassing political, economic and cultural spheres as well as people–to-people contacts.

In discussions, the two sides also referred to cooperation in defence, education, connectivity and tourism, and in combatting COVID-19, among others.

Recalling the longstanding historic relations and strong partnership between the two countries, both sides reaffirmed cooperation on issues of mutual interest in multilateral fora.

The discussion also focused on regional and international issues of mutual interest.  Both sides looked forward to the celebration of the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Russia in 2022.

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Prof. Janitha Abeywickrema Liyanage, the Ambassador of Russia in Sri Lanka Yury B. Materiy, officials of the Foreign Ministries of Sri Lanka and Russia and of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow, participated in the consultations.


  1. Sri Lanka should maintain a good relationship with China, Russia, and ASEAN countries, instead of being with a country fearmongering with terrorism (India).

    Kashmir is a gateway to India’s disaster. India is done if the dragon starts to divide and conquer India. Therefore, India must stop fearmongering Sri Lanka with terrorism. The developed countries will be full of refugees from India if disasters start to unfold in a form of civil war. Importantly, India’s western allies will be keeping their distance from India if Indians end up in the developed countries as refugees.

    • Indians are the human equivalent of Mynah birds. They are a pest and they lower standards wherever they go, and are universally despised. The first words that should come out of any Sri Lankan, Nepalese, or Pakistani mouth when they overseas should be : “I am NOT INDIAN !!!!!”.


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