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Prince Edward to visit Sri Lanka to mark Independence Day

Britian’s Prince Edward is set to visit Sri Lanka at the end of this month, where he will be present in Colombo for Independence Day.

The British High Commission in Sri Lanka said the visits will celebrate “the long-standing friendship between the two countries and shared interest in the Commonwealth, youth development and education”.

As part of his visit, Prince Edward, who holds the title of Earl of Wessex, will also visit Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya.

Whilst Sri Lanka’s Independence Day is marked by parades and military displays, Tamils across the North-East have previously held large protests to mark the occasion.