According to Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Prof. Janita A. Liyanage, Sri Lanka aims to attract more than 5,000 Russian tourists each month.
She stated that several advertising campaigns have already been started by the Sri Lankan Embassy to attract Russian tourists.
She claimed that several advertising campaigns were organized by the Sri Lankan embassy in Moscow in important Russian cities, including St. Petersburg.
On October 10, Aeroflot Airlines, the largest airline in Russia, resumed service between Colombo and Moscow after having suspended it for more than four months.
After Sri Lankan authorities detained its Airbus A330 jet upon arrival at BIA on June 2, and in response to an enjoining order issued by the Colombo Commercial High Court preventing an Aeroflot flight from departing Sri Lanka after hearing a complaint filed by Celestial Aviation Trading Limited in Ireland, Aeroflot suspended its flights to Sri Lanka on June 4.
The Colombo Commercial High Court dismissed the Irish company’s lawsuit against the Russian airline Aeroflot in July.
With its Airbus A330-300 aircraft, Aeroflot will run two flights per week on Sundays and Thursdays in October, and four flights per week starting in November.