President returns to SL
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the country, concluding his visit to the UK.
Their Emirates flight - EK 650 from Dubai arrived at 08.23am to Colombo today morning (21).
President Wickremesinghe left for the UK last Saturday to attend the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London and this was his first overseas visit as President.
The President meanwhile, held discussions with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Baroness Patricia Scotland, met with the Sri Lankan Diaspora and also attended a meeting with the business community.
PMD clarifies on delegation
Meanwhile, the President Media Division has issued a clarification, noting that 'some parliamentarians and social media are trying to mislead the public by spreading false and incorrect information about the delegation.'
The PMD also states :
"Based on the official invitation received for this occasion, only President's Private Secretary Sandra Perera and President's Director on International Relations Dinouk Colombage joined the official delegation along with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. In addition, the President's official doctor attended."
"First Lady Senior Professor Maithree Wickramasinghe participated the tour at her personal expense and Presidential Advisor on Climate Change and Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ruwan Wijewardene also joined the Sri Lankan Diaspora meeting held yesterday (19) while on a private visit to the United Kingdom."