President Maithripala Sirisena will be visiting Britain on March 7. He will be attending the Commonwealth Week celebrations at the Westminster Abbey in London on March 9, as the Chair of the Commonwealth.
Queen Elizabeth has agreed to meet President Sirisena. This would be the first time in over two decades that a Sri Lankan Head of State will receive an audience with the Queen.
This would be President Sirisena’s first visit to United Kingdom since assuming office on January 9 and his second overseas visit following the one to India recently.