Press-conference to mark the 55th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations
On February 22, 2012 within the framework of the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment
of diplomatic relations between Russia and Sri Lanka a press conference with participation of H.E. Mr. Vladimir P.
Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, Hon.Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Petroleum
Industries, President of the Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society, Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, Advisor to H.E. President,
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society was organized by the Russian Embassy and the Russian
Cultural Centre in Colombo. Representatives of mass media, graduates from the Russian universities were also
H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov and Hon. Minister Susil Premajayantha pointed out the successful development of the
friendly relations between Russia and Sri Lanka in all spheres which had become especially active during the recent
years. Answering the questions of the journalists H.E. Ambassador informed about the position of the Government of the
Russian Federation regarding the human right situation in Sri Lanka as well as on the current international issues
including the situation in Syria.