President arrives in London for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa
arrived in London yesterday to attend the Diamond Jubilee celebrations
of Queen Elizabeth 11.
President Rajapaksa and the First Lady will attend a reception and a
concert at Buckingham Palace, Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s
Cathedral, a reception at Guildhall and a lunch hosted by Commonwealth
Secretary General Kamlesh Sharma in honour of the Queen.
President Rajapaksa will make a special address at the Commonwealth
Economic Forum organised by the Commonwealth Business Council and the
City of London.
In the Vatican, President Rajapaksa and the First Lady will have an
audience with His Holiness the Pope. President Rajapaksa will have a
one-to-one meeting with the Pope at the Papal Library.
While in Rome, President Rajapaksa will participate in Vesak
celebrations organised by the Sri Lankan embassy in Rome at the FAO