His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, arrived in Sri Lanka on 31 January 2018 for a five day visit. Their Royal Highnesses will represent Her Majesty The Queen at the 70th anniversary celebration of Sri Lanka’s independence on 4th February 2018.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex were welcomed on arrival by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake and Mrs. Senanayake.
During the visit The Royal couple will visit Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Ratmalana, and 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. They will also meet with young athletes and para-athletes who will represent Sri Lanka at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The Earl and Countess will also travel to Kandy where they will visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
31 January 2018