Prince Edward And Countess Of Wessex To Meet Youth Reps, Young Athletes During Their Stay In SL
2018-Feb-01 | By News Admin

The UK Government news portal announced that his Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday.

According to the UK government, their five day visit will focus on the long-standing UK and Sri Lanka relationship, the Commonwealth, education and young people.

It further added, "During the visit Their Royal Highnesses will meet young people overcoming challenges from a variety of communities across Sri Lanka. During their visit to the Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Ratmalana, they will meet able and differently-abled young people following the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, and witness how the scheme helps the communication impaired integrate into society in meaningful ways."

"The Royal couple will also meet with young athletes and para-athletes who will represent Sri Lanka at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast."

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris said, "We are delighted to have The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka to celebrate the strong links between our two countries, young people and the Commonwealth. Their visit comes just two months before we host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London and allows us to celebrate our Commonwealth links and the important role young people will play in developing its potential."

Sources : asianmirror