President Sirisena receives a warm welcome in London
Posted on March 8th, 2015

By Janaka Alahapperuma

President Maithripala Sirisena received a warm welcome as he arrived at London Heathrow Airport commencing his three-day official visit to the United Kingdom on 07 March 2015. First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena is accompanying the President. Two Sri Lankan children welcomed the President and the First Lady at the airport.

Her Majesty the Queen’s special representative Baroness Garden of Frognal was at the VVIP lounge at London Heathrow Airport, to welcome Sri Lanka President and the First Lady. President Maithripala Sirisena, as the Chairman of the Commonwealth, will attend the Commonwealth Day Celebrations on Monday (09).

Already arrangements have been made to an audience with Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace and a special meeting with British Premier David Cameron at his official residence.

Sri Lanka’s Acting High Commissioner in the UK, Dr. Chanaka Talpahewa, Mrs Talpahewa and the High Commission staff were present at the airport to welcome President Sirisena and his small delegation. This is newly elected Sri Lankan President’s first ever UK visit and first official engagement as the Chairman of the Commonwealth.

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Pix by: Sudath Silva

3 Responses to “President Sirisena receives a warm welcome in London”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Oh how loverly? I bet Sirisena felt oh so white and oh so clean being treated with a smile from a condescending British. clap clap and hoorah.

  2. Dr.K Says:

    We are not unhappy about President Sirisena and his respectable wife Jayanthi, the first lady being warmly welcomed in London especially with an invitation from Her Majesty the Queen Elizebeth.

    BUT we Sinhalese have a big QUESTION over this action. Why? Sirisena who has just past 50 days being appointed as president of Sri Lanka has been paid with this huge respect by westerns.

    There are two reasons behind this warm welcome. Number one is that Mahinda Rajapaksa, the former president being a real Sinhala leader never bowed his head to the westerns and the westerns had a fear on him as he had a huge support from Asia that Sirisena would never achieve. However, Sirisena has relieved them from this fear.

    Number two is that Sirisena was formed and appointed by them for their need. This warm welcome is the first step in their agenda. The rest of the scene will be revealed soon.

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Dr. K
    WELL SAID

    PS; I KNOW HOW TO COMMENT BUT IF I KNEW HOW TO MAKE MY PRINT BOLD OR CHANGE FONTS ON THIS FORUM I WOULD NOT CAPITALIZE.

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