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President arrives in London to attend CHOGM

16 April 2018 11:47 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in London this morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

He was received by the Commonwealth officials and Sri Lanka High Commission staff.

President will take part in the CHOGM, of which the theme this year is “Towards a Common Future” and the special attention will be given to the areas of prosperity, security, fairness and sustainability to achieve the goals of Commonwealth countries.

The position of  Commonwealth Chair-in-office, held by the government leader of the CHOGM host country, will be transferred at the summit from the Prime Minister of Malta to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May who will hold the post until the 26th CHOGM expected in 2020.   

Within the official visit, President Sirisena is scheduled to meet the British Prime Minister Theresa May and also to hold discussions with several state officials who will be participating on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Despite attending this conference the President is scheduled to address the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) and is also invited to deliver the key note speech on the conference regarding achieving sustainable development goals.

President Sirisena will attend the special celebration of the 92nd birthday of the Queen Elizabeth. He will also visit the Buddhist shrine in London to pay his homage. 

  Comments - 6

  • Gamaya Monday, 16 April 2018 12:12 PM

    Please find a job for him there

    rohan Monday, 16 April 2018 04:59 PM

    No ione would take him.Cashier at a Sri Lankan run petrol station once he gets used to counting the UK currency perhaps.

    SHEHAN Monday, 16 April 2018 12:20 PM

    When you meet Theresa May, please ask her to grant you political Asylum because you your political career in Sri Lanka is in grave danger from likes of MR and RW

    Thomas Monday, 16 April 2018 02:07 PM

    Escaped to freedom from fear

    Premalal Monday, 16 April 2018 03:16 PM

    I am sure that the British would be interested in the secret of having fully developed politicians in an eternally developing country.

    Eng.M.V.R.Perera Monday, 16 April 2018 03:39 PM

    it is hoped he will not talk of climate change and avoidance of coal fueled electricity which has caused a loss of over a trillion Rs. to our country and will not talk of solar power which can be established as the biggest fraud in the history of our country


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