Queen Elizabeth greets Sri Lanka on Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth greets Sri Lanka on Independence Day

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has issued a greetings message marking Sri Lanka’s 68 Independence Day.
Queen Elizabeth II sent the congratulatory message to President Maithripala Sirisena. The Queen said “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka in the coming year.”
Sri Lanka was a colonial subject of Great Britain until attaining Dominion status in 1948. The queen was the official head of state from 1952 till 1972, when Sri Lanka was declared a republic