The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay has arrived in the island.
The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will take place on the 28th of July and the relay is already underway.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is expected to reach 72 nations and territories.
It arrived in Sri Lanka after spending the last few days in Pakistan and the Maldives.
British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton, President of Commonwealth Games Association in Sri Lanka, Suresh Subramaniam, and other dignitaries from the Ministry of Sports officially welcomed the Baton at the Bandaranaike International Airport.
The Queen’s Baton will be taken to a number of locations in the country including the Independence Square and the British High Commission in Colombo.
The Baton Relay is a traditional and fundamental part of the Games and the Opening Ceremony, as the final Baton bearer will pass the Baton back to The Queen.