President Ranil Wickremesinghe who arrived at the British High Commission met British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton and extended his condolences over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
After being welcomed by the British High Commissioner, president Wickremesinghe made a condolence note in the special book of condolence placed at the British High Commission and appreciated the great services rendered by her to the people all over the world during seven decades.
The President is scheduled to participate in the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II which is to be held at Westminster Abbey, London on September 19.
CBK recalls her speech at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding anniversary
Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga says she was assigned to deliver the congratulatory speech on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the wedding of the late Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Philip on behalf of leaders of the Commonwealth.
She delivered the speech at the official celebration in Scotland on November 20, 1997.