Sri Lankan President to leave for Russia on Tuesday

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to leave for Russia on Tuesday (14) to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and meet with Russian leaders in Moscow.

The local media has reported that during his meeting with the political leaders, the President would seek Moscow’s support for Sri Lanka.

Rajapaksa is scheduled to have one-on-one talks with President Dmitry Medvedev, where the President would thank the Russian President for the support extended by Russia following the release of the UN Experts Panel report, Sunday Times reported.

External Affairs Ministry sources have said Rajapaksa would brief President Medvedev on matters arising from the UN Advisory Panel report.

The President is expected to hold talks with other world leaders during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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