The international New Year's event of People's Diplomacy was organized by the Russian Association for International Cooperation on December 11, 2023. The celebration gathered diplomatic corps, Russian officials and prominent people from educational and cultural spheres.


On December 14, 2023 H.E. the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage received Mr. Batu Khasikov, the Head of the Republic of Kalmykia with the delegation.


On December 7, Nizhny Novgorod hosted for the first time the Forum on Peoples' Diplomacy as a Soft Power for the Development of International Cooperation. H. E. the Ambassador Prof. Janitha A. Liyanage was invited to take part in the Forum as one of the key speakers.