Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin has requested a loan facility to obtain fuel and resume the suspended Aeroflot flights to Sri Lanka.

” I Had a very productive telecon with the #Russia President, Vladimir Putin. While thanking him for all the support extended by his gvt to overcome the challenges of the past, I requested an offer of credit support to import fuel to #lka in defeating the current econ challenges”

Further, I humbly made A request to restart @Aeroflot_World operations in #lka. We unanimously agreed that strengthening bilateral relations in sectors such as tourism, trade & culture was paramount in reinforcing the friendship our two nations share” President tweeted.