President to attend Queen’s funeral

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which is to be held at Westminster Abbey, London on 19 September.

He said, this following a visit to the British High Commission in Colombo, to express his condolences over the death of the British monarch.

The President met British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton, and extended his condolences.

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 the Queen to the people all over the world over seven decades.