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The President arrives in London

President Maithripala Sirisena reached London this morning (April 16) to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018. He was received by the Commonwealth officials and Sri Lanka High Commission staff. A Sri Lakan child offered beetle leaves to receive the President in accordance with the traditional custom. A girl offered a boquet to Madam Jayanthi Sirisena.

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. 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.