Sri Lankan President visits


President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka visited Oxford on 13 May to address the Union.


The talk was received by a full Chamber with representatives from the Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Pakistani societies, and was given a standing ovation.


The president of Oxford’s Sri Lankan Society, Dilan Fernando of University College, joined the Master of the College in hosting President Rajapaksa for tea prior to his speech.


The President was elected in 2005 following a narrow victory for his Sri Lanka Freedom Party.


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