H.E.President of Sri Lanka met with the President of the FIDE
On May 18, 2011 H.E. President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa received the
President of the World Chess Federation Mr. Kirsan N. Ilyumzhinov and H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri
Lanka Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov at his official residence. In the course of the meeting the popularization and
development of chess in Sri Lanka, strengthening of ties between Russian and Sri Lankan Buddhists as well as the
realization of a number of economic cooperation projects were discussed.