Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yury Materiy, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (25) and conveyed congratulatory wishes of President Vladimir Putin to Wickremesinghe.
Russian President Putin in his congratulatory message to Wickremesinghe wrote, “Dear Mr Wickremesinghe, Please accept sincere congratulations on the occasion of your election as President.”
He highlighted that Russia looks forward to strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries under his leadership.
“The Russian – Sri Lankan relations are of a traditionally friendly nature. I am counting on your activities as Head of State to foster further development of constructive bilateral cooperation in various spheres for the benefit of our peoples and in the interest of strengthening regional stability and security,” he said, adding, “I wish you every success as well as good health and prosperity,” the official statement from Kremlin read.