Putin counting on Ranil to develop Russia-Sri Lanka relations

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is counting on President Ranil Wickremesinghe to develop relations between Russia and Sri Lanka.

In a congratulatory message to Wickremesinghe, President Vladimir Putin noted that the relationship between Russia and Sri Lanka are of traditionally friendly nature.

“The Russian-Sri Lankan relations are of traditionally friendly nature. I am counting on your activities as Head of State to foster further development of the constructive bilateral cooperation in various spheres for the benefit of our peoples and in the interest of strengthening the regional stability and security. I wish you every success as well as good health and prosperity. Yours sincerely,” Putin said.

Putin’s message was conveyed by Russia’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yury Materiy when he called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning.

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