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* Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen's Baton handed over to President
Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 11:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 12, Colombo: The Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen's Baton Relay has reached Sri Lanka and was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday (October 12).

The special representatives handed over the Queen's Baton Relay to the President at the President's House where he warmly welcomed it.

On Commonwealth Day, 13 March 2017, the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay was launched at Buckingham Palace, signaling the official countdown to the start of the Games.

The Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay is set to be the longest in Commonwealth Games history. Covering 230,000 km over 388 days, the Baton will make its way through the six Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from April 4 to 15 in Gold Coast, Australia.

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara, and former athletes Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sriyani Kulawansha, Damayanthi Darsha and Dilantha Malagamuwa were among those participated in this occasion.

 

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