President Sirisena meets Queen Elizabeth as UK vows to support Sri Lanka (Watch Video)

President Sirisena meets Queen Elizabeth as UK vows to support Sri Lanka (Watch Video)

Written by Staff Writer

11 Mar, 2015 | 10:21 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena and his wife, visited Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday during a visit to London.The Queen welcomed President Sirisena and his wife Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari at the Buckingham Palace.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the United Kingdom is ready to offer its unwavering support to Sri Lanka in the country’s efforts to achieving future development goals.

British Prime Minister David Cameron made this statement during his meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday. President Maithripala Sirisena who is on an official tour to the United Kingdom met with British Prime Minister David Cameron at No. 10 Downing Street on Tuesday (March 10th).

During the discussion President Sirisena had notified the British Prime Minister of the steps initiated by the current government to ensure freedom and rights of every Sri Lankan including in the North and East.

The Presidential Media Unit said that the President also briefed the Prime Minister on the progress of returning land previously utilized for security purposes to civilians, and the Task Force appointed to build harmony and reconciliation among different ethnicity. President Sirisena noted that the report of this Task Force is scheduled to be released by July this year, and also noted that steps have been taken to safeguard the independence of the judiciary.


According to the Presidential Media Unit, Prime Minister Cameron while congratulating President Sirisena on his election victory commended Sri Lanka’s journey on its new path to progress.

Meanwhile following the meeting, a Downing Street spokesman said that the two leaders also discussed President Sirisena’s clear plans to build lasting reconciliation across Sri Lanka, both through supporting the ongoing UN investigation and by establishing an internal mechanism to address issues from Sri Lanka’s past.

The Spokesman went on to note that Prime Minister David Cameron had reiterated that meaningful engagement with the ongoing UN process ahead of its report in September is central to the UK’s continued support for Sri Lanka.

Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya British Prime Minister noted that Britain as an old and strong friend of Sri Lanka wants to see the steps being continued adding that they will support as they go ahead.

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