President addresses the allegations on funding for the visit to Queen’s funeral
It was alleged that the President had gone to England with a large group of people for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. This matter was also discussed in Parliament yesterday.
The Presidential Media Division has issued an announcement clarifying the allegations. It is stated in the announcement that members of parliament and social media activists are working to mislead the public by highlighting various false information regarding the President’s visit.
According to an official invitation, the official delegation that attended the Queen’s funeral included only the President’s personal secretary Sandra Perera, the President’s Director of International Relations Dinuk Colombage and the President’s doctor.
The announcement also states that the First Lady participated in the trip at her own expense.
In addition, Ruwan Wijewardena, Presidential Adviser on Climate Change, was present for the meeting with the Sri Lankan Diaspora held on the 19th, and Wijewardena joined the discussion while he was on a private visit to Britain, according to the Presidential Media Division.