President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New Delhi a short while ago to participate in the concluding ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as the Guest of Honour.
The Presidential Media Unit said that he was extended an official invitation by Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh. The Indian Premier and the leader of the Indian Congress Party Sonia Gandhi are also due to join in the ceremony. The concluding ceremony which will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will comprise numerous cultural events that depict the 5000 year history of India.
Bollywood film stars are also expected to participate in the ceremony which would be concluded with a laser show. Analysts say that the participation of the President as the Chief Guest is an honour bestowed Sri Lanka.