President left for Russia


President Maithripala Sirisena left for Russia on an official invitation made by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This would mark a Sri Lankan Head of State receives an official invitation to visit Russia after four decades of period and it will be the first official visit to Russia by a Sri Lankan leader since 1974, when Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike visited Moscow.

Russian government has made all preparations to welcome President Maithripala Sirisena with highest honor, President’s Media Division said.

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