The Presidential Secretariat stated that the President Mahinda Rajapakse will travel the Vatican to after participating at Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London.
President Rajapakse left the island this morning to attend the 60th anniversary since the Queen’s coronation.
He will attend a special gathering of heads of state at Buckingham Palace during his visit.
He will also attend a special luncheon organized by the General Secretary of the Commonwealth Association Kamalesh Sharma.
On conclusion of his UK tour, the president will travel to the Vatican and meet Pope Benedict XVI at his papal library.