Sri Lanka Parliament observes 2-minute silence, President condoles the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Fri, Sep 9, 2022, 11:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Sept 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Parliament today observed two minutes of silence to pay homage to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away Thursday at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years.
Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena requested Parliament to observe a 2-minute silence in memory of the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth, has died on Thursday at age 96 after reigning for 70 years, Buckingham Palace announced.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, has meanwhile ordered to lower the national flag to half-staff on all public buildings as a mark of respect for Late Queen Elizabeth II, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was a symbol of stability and endurance, and she will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the UK and the Commonwealth,” the President condoled.
The opposition also expressed its condolences in Parliament on the death of the Queen. <!–</ –><!—->
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