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President participating as Guest of Honour at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Oct 14, 2010 11:34:08 AM - itnnews.lk

The colourful closing ceremony of the 19th Commonwealth Games is now in progress in New Delhi with the participation of a distinguished gathering including President Rajapaksa.

The President left the island this morning to participate as the Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony of the Games, on a special invitation extended by Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The invitation extended to the President to participate as the Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony of the Games in which about 8000 athletes from 71 countries took part, is an honour bestowed on all Sri Lankans. Indian Prime Miniser Dr. Manmohan Singh and Indian Congress Party Leader Sonia Gandhi are also attending the closing ceremony.