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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2010

President Sirisena Arrives in London on a Four-Day Official Visit

London, 08 March, (Asiantribune.com):

President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena arrived in London by a scheduled commercial flight, March 7, 2015, beginning a four-day official visit the United Kingdom.

At the London Heathrow International Airport, the Baroness Garden of Frognal and Sri Lanka’s Acting High Commissioner in London received the President.

President Sirisena, as the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, will attend the Commonwealth Day Observances, themed 'A Young Commonwealth', tomorrow.

The day’s events will take place in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II; Head of the Commonwealth, Duke of Edinburgh, members of the Royal Family and senior politicians, High Commissioners, and Commonwealth dignitaries.

he President will participate in a multi-faith Observance at Westminster Abbey in London, UK, followed by a reception hosted by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr. Kamalesh Sharma, at the Commonwealth Secretariat in Marlborough House, London.

In his four-day official visit to UK, President Sirisena is expected to hold talks with the British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron.

President Sirisena will meet with members of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sri Lanka (APGSL) and All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT) at the House of Lords.

The President will have an audience with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday.

As is customary, the President will also meet with the Sri Lankan community in the United Kingdom before conclusion of the visit.

Minister of External Affairs Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, Deputy Minister Mr. Ajith P. Perera, Presidential Adviser on International Affairs Dr. Chris Nonis and many senior government officials are accompanying the President.

- Asian Tribune –

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at London Heathrow Airport commencing his three-day official visit to the United Kingdom, March 7, 2015. First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena is accompanying the President. Two Sri Lankan children welcomed the President and the First Lady at the airport.(Pix by : Sudath Silva)
Her Majesty the Queen’s special representative Baroness Garden of Frognal welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena and the First Lady as they arrived at London Heathrow Airport, March 7, 2015. President Maithripala Sirisena, as the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth, will attend the Commonwealth Day Observances on the ninth
Sri Lanka’s Acting High Commissioner in UK, Dr. Chanaka Talpahewa, and the High Commission staff welcomed President Maithripala Sirisena and the First Lady as they arrived in London, March 7, 2015.
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