The group of Russian nationals who were unable to leave Sri Lanka for two days due to a Russian aircraft that was grounded following a Court order, have returned to Russia this afternoon.
NewsRadio airport correspondent said the group travelled to Russia on board an A330 Aeroflot aircraft that arrived without any passengers from Moscow this morning.
Accordingly, 275 Russians departed Sri Lanka.
The Attorney General is scheduled to appear before the Colombo Commercial High Court tomorrow to present facts regarding the detention of the aircraft.
Russian carrier Aeroflot decided to temporarily halt flights between Moscow and Colombo, in protest of its Airbus A330 which was detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
Aeroflot has also taken steps to suspend the sale of air tickets to Sri Lanka as well.
The Colombo Commercial High Court issued an injunction order last Thursday, preventing a Russian Aeroflot A330 from leaving Sri Lanka.
Colombo Commercial High Court Judge Harsha Sethunga issued the injunction order on the respondent Russian airline after considering a complaint filed by an Irish aviation company.