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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a three-day State visit to Russia, yesterday received a royal sword of Kandy era of the 19th century from Russian President Vladimir Putin symbolizing the close relationship between two countries.

This sward had been brought to England in 1906 and later bought by Russia at an archeological artifact auction named ‘Sotheby’ in England. Pic by President’s Media

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  • VIMAL Friday, 24 March 2017 01:43 PM

    ONE WAS ROBBING SWORDS FROM MUSEAM.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 24 March 2017 02:27 PM

    Thanks Putin and Russia; we value your gesture.

    cey co Friday, 24 March 2017 02:58 PM

    Great, true friendship !Thank You to Mr. Putin and all Russians.

    Dammika Friday, 24 March 2017 11:02 AM

    Wow ... this is great. See how thoughtful he is. Value of it for Sri Lanka. "But please protect it from so called someone"

    srilankan Friday, 24 March 2017 11:15 AM

    apy badu... apitama gift karanawa!!!! hohecpalayang!!!!

    Kaboos Friday, 24 March 2017 11:19 AM

    symbolic of true friendship among two nation.

    Don Simon Friday, 24 March 2017 11:20 AM

    Our "Swards" are much safer in Russia than in SriLanka. I wish MS will handover back to President Putin at the end of his Term

    Maithreedeceived Friday, 24 March 2017 11:33 AM

    So didn't Russia want it?They could have given us something to Symbolise Russia insteas

    Prazi Friday, 24 March 2017 11:46 AM

    Putin has undergone serious studies about current Sri Lanken politics and selected most suitable gift that MS wants if he needs to continue "Yahapalanaya".

    Hadam Friday, 24 March 2017 01:01 PM

    Make sure its not a replica, Russians are good at it.


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