Sunday, October 19, 2008

Russia pledges fullest support for Sri Lanka's struggle against terror

Russian government has endorsed the events taken by Sri Lankan government against terrorism and pledged its fullest support to the endeavor. This was revealed when Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Sri Lanka, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with the Russian government officials during an official call to Russia recently.
On a special invitation made by Russian Minister of Defence Anatoliy Serdyukov, the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary embarked on this visit with a high-powered delegation. The Sri Lankan allocation was welcomed with particular honors at the Red Square and Kremlin and had the opportunity to hold discussions with Russian Defence Ministry officials and officials of few other establishments.
During the visit, Defence Secretary Rajapaksa met Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and had bilateral discussions. During the discussions, the Russian government viewed Sri Lanka's struggle against violence similar to the measures taken in the past by Russia to beat Chechnya terrorists. Also, Russian government pledged all events will be taken to provide military technology and expertise to Sri Lanka in its endeavor.
Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunge accompanied the Defence Secretary throughout this visit.

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