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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2430

Visit of The Earl and Countess of Wessex to Sri Lanka

Colombo, 12 January, (Asiantribune.com):

The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Countess of Wessex, will visit Sri Lanka from 31 January to 4 February 2018.

The Royal Couple will represent British Queen at the 70th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka’s independence on 4 February.

The Earl and Countess will travel to Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka, celebrating the long-standing friendship between the two countries and shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth development and education.

The British Royal Couple will meet participants in /The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award’ and young Sri Lankans selected as Queen’s Young Leaders, an initiative to recognise and celebrate exceptional young people across the Commonwealth.

The Earl and Countess will also meet representatives of a number of projects advancing causes they support through their work, including MENCAFEP, whose work to help differently-abled children and their families in the Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee and Batticaloa Districts illustrates the close links between the people of Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom.

As the United Kingdom looks forward to hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018, Their Royal Highnesses’ visit will highlight our countries’ shared ambition to ensure the Commonwealth is well-placed to help deliver a bright future for its Members’ citizens.

Prince Edward is the youngest child of British Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Earl and Countess support the Queen in her official duties and undertake many public engagements each year in support of a wide range of charities and non-governmental organisations.

- Asian Tribune -

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