24th November 2021 21:11:13 Hours
The visiting Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Mr Nikolai Patrushev, along with a few Russian delegates had a round of ‘Russia - Sri Lanka Bilateral Discussion’ at Hilton Hotel on Monday (22) soon after he paid courtesies on HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Representing Sri Lanka, General Kamal Gunarathne (Rtd), Secretary Defence, together with General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugethenna, Commander of the Navy, Air Marshal Sudarshan Pathirana, Commander of the Air Force, Mr C.D Wickramaratne, Inspector General of Police and Russian diplomats took part in the meeting.
The talks centered on possibilities for enhanced security cooperation between Armed Forces of Russia and Sri Lankan counterparts.
At the end of the bilateral discussion, mementoes were exchanged between Mr Nikolai Patrushev and General Kamal Gunarathne (Rtd).
Since 2008, Mr Patrushev has been the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, a consultative body of the President that works out his decisions on national security affairs.