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Sri Lanka Russia Parliamentary Friendship Association established in SriLanka

On March 9, 2011 members of the Sri Lankan Parliament gathered under the chairmanship of Hon.Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of the Parliament, to establish a Sri Lanka Russia Parliamentary Friendship Association. The Executive Committee and leadership of the Association were elected: Hon.Mr. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Petroleum Industries, Secretary General of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA), became its President, Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, Hon. D.E.W.Gunasekera, Minister of Human Resources, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka and Mr.Ponnambalam Selvarasa, representative of the Tamil community - Vice-presidents and Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Construction, Engineering, Housing and Common Amenities, leader of the "National Freedom Front" - the Secretary. H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, delivered a speech before the audience about importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation.


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