While engaging in an official visit in Russia The Minister of Education Dr. Susil Premajayantha met the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Mr. Alexander Novak. At this occasion the minister reminded the long-term support extended to Sri Lanka by Russia and expressed the thanks for it. Extended discussions were also held at this moment about obtaining fuel to Sri Lanka. Furthermore, the welfare activities of the Sri Lankan students who have gone to Russia for higher studies were also discussed here. The minister expressed his gratitude for the cooperation given to Sri Lanka by Russia during the Covid pandemic season.
The Deputy Prime Minister reminded that the service rendered by Mr. Susil Premajayantha as the chairperson of the Russia Sri Lanka Friendship Association. A group including the Minister of Trade Nalin Fernando and Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Professor Janitha Liyanage had joined in this meeting.