COLOMBO (NewsRadio); President Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his condolences to the Royal family and the people of Great Britain over the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
President Wickremesinghe expressed his condolences while taking part in the vote of condolence on the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Parliament.
The President said Queen Elizabeth II was a symbol of stability, adaptability and duty.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe also noted that the Queen outranked the UK throughout and now the nation has charter its route without its biggest super power.
While recognizing the achievements throughout her reign, President Wickremesinghe also on a lighter note said, “No other queen would’ve jumped off a helicopter with James Bond.”
The President arrived in Parliament this morning to take part in the vote of condolence on the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The resolution was moved by Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
The vote of condolence on the Queen will take place in Parliament until 12.30pm.
The Queen was buried beside her husband, Prince Philip, on Monday after a state funeral and a poignant chapel service – as the world bid a final farewell to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle following a private burial on Monday evening.
It followed an emotional day for grieving members of the Royal Family, with tens of thousands of people lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession carrying the Queen’s coffin and millions more watching on television around the world.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on the 8th of September at the age of 96 at Balmoral, after reigning for 70 years.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe also paid his last respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Westminster Hall at London’s Palace of Westminster on Sunday.
The President was accompanied by Prof. Maithree Wickremesinghe.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was the Head of State of Sri Lanka between 1952 and 1972.
The government also announced a Day of Mourning on Monday when the state funeral of the Queen was held in London.