March 23, 2017 marked one of the most historic moments of the whole 60 years of bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Russia, as two Heads of State met at Kremlin, the heart of the Russian Federation and the residence of H. E. Vladimir Putin.

On March 24, 2017 within the framework of the official visit of the President of Sri Lanka H. E. Maithripala Sirisena to Russia, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation jointly organized the Sri Lanka – Russia Business Forum which was held in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In the framework of the official visit of H. E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, to Russia, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sport of Sri Lanka, met with his Russian counterpart Hon. Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, to discuss cooperation between two countries in the field of sports