THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL VISIT THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA
Wednesday 10th January – Friday 12th January 2024
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence will visit the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from Wednesday 10th January – Friday 12th January 2024 at the request of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Her Royal Highness will be received by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, to mark 75 years of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
During the visit, the Princess Royal will undertake engagements in Colombo, Kandy and Jaffna to meet local communities and faith groups and celebrate the modern relationship between the two countries.
Previous royal visits to Sri Lanka:
Their Majesties The King and Queen visited the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in November 2013 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Prior to this, His Majesty visited Sri Lanka in February 2005 in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and in February 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka.
As patron of Save the Children, the Princess Royal visited Sri Lanka in March 1995 to learn more about projects supported by the charity.