Nov 03, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday joined the conclusion of a cultural parade staged by 3,750 students from all leading schools representing the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth.
The cultural pageant depicting cultural traditions of the Commonwealth member countries paraded from the Royal Park and to the Independence Square this evening.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with independent television network.
Ministers, parliamentarians and High commissioners and diplomats from the Commonwealth countries also participated in the event.
At the event a special memento with regard to protection of future of children in the Commonwealth countries was also handed over to the President who will be the Commonwealth Chairperson-in-office for the next two years.
(Photos by Sudath Silva)