Foreign Minister Ali Sabry participates at the Commonwealth Day


Foreign Minister Ali Sabry who is on an official visit to the UK to participate at the 22nd Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting attended a number of events commemorating the Commonwealth Day on 13 March 2023.

The main event was the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in which His Majesty King Charles III, Queen Consort and members of the Royal Family attended. Ven Dr Bogoda Seelawimala, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain and Chief Incumbent of London Buddhist Vihara invoked blessings on the Commonwealth of nations and its peoples on behalf of Buddhists, during the service. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence, the High Commission of Sri Lanka to the UK facilitated Roshani Abbey and Nuwan Hugh Perera, Sri Lankan artistes to perform at the service. The Service also featured a procession of young flag bearers representing each of the 56 nations of the Commonwealth, where Miss Thejani Mahadiulwewa carried the Sri Lankan flag.

Foreign Minister Sabry also attended the reception hosted by His Majesty King Charles III at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the Commonwealth Day.

Earlier in the day Foreign Minister Sabry participated at the Commonwealth Day ceremonial flag raising hosted by The Right Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster and laid a wreath at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, to pay tribute to the 5 million servicemen and women who were in the Armed Forces during the First and Second World Wars, and at the flag-raising event for the Commonwealth Flag for Peace at Marlborough House.

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Saroja Sirisena was associated with Foreign Minister Sabry at these events.


High Commission of Sri Lanka

14 March 2023

Commonwealth Day Events – March 13 2023
Commonwealth flags are raised in Parliament Square in London, Britain, on March 13, 2023.