Subsequently, the heads of the states met twice: in 2017 (March 22-24, Moscow), and in 2019 (June 15, Dushanbe, on the sidelines of the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia /CICA).
There is a regular parliamentary exchange of delegations. The relations have been established through law enforcement agencies and defence bodies. Contacts have been maintained between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries: in May 2012, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka G.L. Peiris paid an official visit to Moscow. In September 2013, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with G.L. Peiris, on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
In January 2020, in Colombo Mr. Sergey Lavrov held talks with President of Sri Lanka Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister for Foreign Relations Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena.