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President’s invitation an honour to Sri Lanka

Jun 16, 2011 11:56:36 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga says the invitation extended to President Rajapaksa to participate in the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg is an honour bestowed on Sri Lanka.Ambassador Weeratunge said the President’s arrival is of great significance due to the under-estimations made by certain countries. Among the main countries participating in this forum are China and Russia. He said he considered the invitation extended to the President as an honour bestowed on Sri Lanka. This, the Ambassador added also clearly displays to the world the value of not only economic but also political links.