High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK Saroja Sirisena addressed the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council at the Carlton Club on 12 January 2022 under the theme ‘Sri Lanka, the Commonwealth and Global Britain’.
In her speech, she emphasised the broad spectrum of relations between Sri Lanka and the UK that are bound by historical ties dating back centuries and their expansion in the context of Sri Lanka’s membership in the Commonwealth. She elaborated that the Commonwealth is a natural launch pad of the Global Britain framework of the UK Government, and that Sri Lanka could be a significant partner to the Global Britain from Asia.
Addressing the audience, the Chairman of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council Lord Taylor of Holbeach recognised Sri Lanka’s ability to contribute to the Global Britain framework. The concluding remarks were delivered by the Patron of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council Lord Ranger of Mayfair, who praised Sri Lanka’s role as a friend of the UK and an active member of the Commonwealth.
The High commissioner participated in this event on the invitation extended by the Lord Taylor of Holbeach and the Lord Ranger of Mayfair.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
20 January 2022