Nov 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday visited Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo to assess the preparations being made for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 that will take place in Colombo from November 15-17.
The Nelum Pokuna Theatre will be the venue for the summit's opening ceremony for which delegates from 53 countries including The Prince of Wales, Commonwealth heads-of-state, and other local and foreign invitees will participate.
The opening ceremony of CHOGM 2013 will take place Nov. 15.
President Rajapaksa inspected the entire venue where most of the preparations are now nearing completion.
Additionally, the President was also briefed of the arrangements for the actual opening ceremony, which is scheduled to last approximately one hour.
Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to External Affairs Ministry Karunaratne Amunugama, Secretary to Media Ministry Charitha Herath and other senior government officials accompanied the President.
(Photos by Sudath Silva)