Russian delegates pledge support for Lanka
A senior delegation of Russia's parliament, Duma, led by its Deputy
Chairman and Vice-Speaker Sergey Zheleznjak met External Affairs
Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris and held discussions on a range of topics
The progress made in Sri Lanka in all sectors since the achievement
of peace and stability and the courses of action currently being
implemented were some of the main areas that were discussed.
Prof. Peiris referred to his discussions in New York with Russia's
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the sidelines of the United Nations
General Assembly in November 2013, and at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow
The delegation also met Deputy Speaker of Parliament Chandima
Weerakkody and assured their government's full support to Sri Lanka in
its efforts to face the challenges which may be posed by the
international community. The Russian delegation arrived in the island
last Monday on a three-day official visit. They participated in Sri
Lanka's 66th Independence celebrations in Kegalle as well.