|Prince of Wales has confirmed his participation in the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka.|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 21:08|
Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today issued an statement following the announcement from Buckingham Palace said that The Queen will be represented by The Prince of Wales at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting this year. This decision reflects the wish of Her Majesty at this time in her reign to limit her long distance travel.
The Queen was represented by other members of the Royal Family on a number of long-haul visits to Commonwealth countries during the celebrations of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee last year. The Commonwealth family of nations as a whole completely understands and respects Her Majesty's decision. Meanwhile, Secretary to Ministry of External Affairs Karunathilaka Amunugama told the SLBC that all measures have been finalize to hold the commonwealth heads of state meeting successfully.