On June 10, 2011 an official reception was held by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka on the occasion of the national holiday – Day of Russia - in the oldest and most prestigious hotel of Colombo "Galle Face". Among the numerous guests were Ministers, MPs, senior officials of the Presidential Secretariat, Government of Sri Lanka and various authorities, cultural, business and mass media personalities, Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited in Colombo.
During the reception H.E. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, as well as the Chief Guest of the function Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Environment of Sri Lanka, addressed the audience and pointed out the successful development of the friendly relations between Russia and Sri Lanka, especially in recent years.
The performance by students of the ballet and dance school of the Russian Cultural Centre in Colombo was shown.