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CHOGM 2013: The Final Communique – from the Commonwealth Heads of Government

The Group Photograph from CHOGM 2013 of the Commonwealth Leaders.

The Group Photograph from CHOGM 2013 of the Commonwealth Leaders.

The Final Communique from CHOGM 2013 – the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/final-communique-and-statement/CHOGM+2013+Communique.pdf

CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles does the Hokey Cokey at the Centre for Disabled Children

HRH Prince Charles flew to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya and spent time with children with disabilities - a moving moment in his CHOGM 2013 schedule. Photo of Prince of Wales courtesy of Dan Marsh and Wikipedia.

HRH Prince Charles flew to Kandy and Nuwara Eliya and spent time with children with disabilities – a moving moment in his CHOGM 2013 schedule. Photo of Prince of Wales courtesy of Dan Marsh and Wikipedia.

It was a wonderful moving moment from CHOGM 2013. His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales visited Kandy – the hill capital of Sri Lanka and spent time with children with disabilities. He did the ‘hokey Cokey’ with the differently abled in Nuwara Eliya and brightened up their lives by his visit. It was a moving moment in the schedule in Sri Lanka of the Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles also visited the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy for the first time in his life and flew on by helicopter to visit the tea estate that his visited during the Royal Visit of 1954. He had tea from the bush planted by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1954 and met an employee at the Tea Estate who was actually present when Prince Phillip visited Nuwara Eliya.

The Prince of Wales takes part in the ‘Hokey Cokey’ with disabled children as he visits MEDCAFEP Day School:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-charles/10454075/Prince-of-Wales-rounds-off-Sri-Lanka-tour-with-a-cup-of-tea-and-the-Hokey-Cokey.html

CHOGM 2013: ‘Tomorrow Belongs to Us’ Student Parade at Independence Hall Colombo

CHOGM 2013

CHOGM 2013

‘Tomorrow Belongs to Us’ CHOGM 2013 Students Parade at the Independence Hall in Colombo marking the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka.

CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles visited the Colombo National Museum

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales talking to Sri Lankan school children at the Colombo National Museum during CHOGM 2013.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales talking to Sri Lankan school children at the Colombo National Museum during CHOGM 2013.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles visited the Colombo National Museum on Friday. Camilla Duchess of Cornwall was Chief Guest at a Book Exhibition at the Colombo Public Library.

CHOGM 2013: Prince Charles visits the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Estate in Kandy

His Royal Highness visited the Labookellie Tea Estate of the Mackwoods Group during his visit to Sri Lanka.

His Royal Highness visited the Labookellie Tea Estate of the Mackwoods Group during his visit to Sri Lanka.

His Royal Highness visited the Labookellie Tea Estate in Kandy in Sri Lanka – part of the Mackwoods Group. The Prince of Wales drank a cup of authentic Ceylon Tea and visited the Tea Museum in the estate. The Prince of Wales was accompanied by His Excellency Dr. Chris Nonis, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in the UK.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis and others at the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Estate in Kandy during his visit to Sri Lanka.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis and others at the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Estate in Kandy, during his visit to Sri Lanka.

Read about the Mackwoods Tea Centre at the Labookellie Tea Estate in Kandy:

http://www.mackwoodstea.com/TCentre.asp

CHOGM 2013: Muttiah Muralitharan plays a ‘doosra’ at British PM David Cameron

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron currently in Sri Lanka had requested this meeting – in the middle – on the pitch at the Colombo Cricket Ground. David Cameron was facing the world’s greatest spin bowler, the ‘Master of Spin,’ a Sri Lankan National Hero, Muttiah Muralitharan – he gave Cameron one of his specialities, a ‘doosra.’. Murali now retired from first class cricket was a member of the winning Sri Lankan team of 1996 and they won the Wills World Cup. ‘Murali went easy on me,’ tweeted Prime Minister David Cameron who is attending CHOGM 2013 – the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Watch Murali’s interview with Jon Snow of Channel 4 with TV footage of David Cameron facing the man who claimed 800 wickets, one of cricket’s all time greats:

CHOGM 2013 - Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with the world's best spin bowler, national hero of Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan. (Phot by the Presidential Unit)

CHOGM 2013 – Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain with the world’s best spin bowler, national hero of Sri Lanka, Muttiah Muralitharan. (Phot by the Presidential Unit)

The Sri Lankan Spin King Muttiah Muralitharan met the legendary broadcaster of Radio Ceylon/SLBC and the BBC, Vernon Corea in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster in London. Murali has also met Vernon Corea’s family at the Festival of Cricket in the United Kingdom in the 1990s.

Muttiah Muralitharan - Sri Lanka's best ever spin bowler with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Colombo Cricket Grounds during CHOGM 2013.

Muttiah Muralitharan – Sri Lanka’s best ever spin bowler with Prime Minister David Cameron at the Colombo Cricket Grounds during CHOGM 2013.(Photo by the Presidential Unit)

Prime Minister David Cameron hooks one off Muttiah Muralitharan at the Colombo Cricket Grounds.

Prime Minister David Cameron hooks one off Muttiah Muralitharan at the Colombo Cricket Grounds.

Muttiah Muralitharan’s views as reported in the London Times:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/article3924011.ece

Photographs of Muttiah Muralitharan and David Cameron courtesy of the Sunday Times Sri Lanka