The entire fleet of SriLankan Airlines is now displaying the logo of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. CHOGM 2013 will be held from 10-17th November 2013. Vernon Corea had a great deal to do with the Commonwealth when he was working at Radio Ceylon and subsequently the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
Exclusively designed for CHOGM 2013, the centerpiece of the logo is the national flower of Sri Lanka, the blue water lily. Its multi-coloured petals represent diversity, liveliness and harmony among different Commonwealth countries. They also signify the individual countries being united to offer protection to one another from world challenges. The globe embodied within the logo was inspired by the original Commonwealth logo.
Themed “Growth with Equity; Inclusive Development” CHOGM 2013 is expected to attract the heads of states and delegates from 53 Commonwealth Nations with Prince of Wales – representing the head of Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II – in attendance.
Officially commencing on November 15th, the opening ceremony will be held at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre followed by the main conference at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Heads of Governments retreat at Waters Edge, Business Forum at Cinnamon Grand, Youth Forum at the International Convention Centre, Hambantota and the People’s Forum to be held at Chaya Tranz, Hikkaduwa.