UK Tour: Only important people accompanied President: President’s office
Posted on September 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

It was only some  important people who had accompanied President Ranil Wickremesinghe on his recent tour to Britain to attend the funeral of British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, a spokesperson from the President’s office confirmed today.

According to the spokesperson, only President Wickremesinghe, Ms. Wickremesinghe, a special aide, three security personnel and the Director International Affairs attached to the President’s office were in the tour party. The Director International Affairs had to join in the tour to organize media coverage in Britain,” she said.

She was responding to comments made by MP Kumara Welgama, who said the delegation which the President took to Britain was ‘a little high’. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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