Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society hosted a farewell dinner for H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov
On July 25, 2012 members of the Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society hosted a farewell dinner for H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, outgoing Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka. Among the numerous guests were Ministers, MPs, senior officials of the Presidential Secretariat, Government of Sri Lanka and various authorities, business and mass media personalities.
Addressing the audience Dr. Saman Weerasinghe, Advisor to H.E. President, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society, expressed the gratitude for the assistance and support extended by the Government of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka at all times, and thanked H.E. Ambassador for his personal contribution to the strengthening of the bilateral relations between two countries.
H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, in reply, paid tribute to Sri Lankans for their warmth and hospitality which he had experienced in abundance wherever he and his wife travelled in the country. He appreciated cooperation and consistent goodwill extended to him by the Sri Lankan Government and various offices of the country as well as the significant role the Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Society plays in strengthening of the bilateral ties.