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MR To Leave For Russia

Jun 13, 2011 7:03:18 AM - thesundayleader.lk

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to leave for Russia on tomorrow (14) to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and meet with Russian leaders in Moscow.

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

Rajapaksa is reportedly 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 Advisory Panel report.

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.