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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Many Happy Returns of the Day Prince Charles ....

It was November 14, 2013, and heir to the British Throne Prince Charles was flying into Colombo later in the day, to preside over the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka.

Several Heads of State and dignitaries had gathered at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall in Colombo and were engaged in various bilateral and multilateral meetings.

The following two videos capture a reporter's question to both Willam Hague MP, First Secretary of State and the Leader of the House of Commons and to President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa as each of them arrived for meetings.

The question was, "Today is Prince Charles' birthday. What will you say to him?"


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Loved and mentored by parents with values and discipline and a passion for good English; guided by teachers who wouldn't spare the rod to ensure excellence; copywriter; on-line journalist; editor-in-chief; and at long last, giving into the passion; Freelance Writer.

Nurtured in advertising and PR from freelance copywriter to account director and agency head; engaged throughout to humanitarian work in NGOs including the Red Cross and the UNDP; and experienced in both public and private sectors.

Looking forward to a future of writing on diverse subjects; sharing knowledge and experience; enriching the lives of others; but most of all, acquiring more knowledge and using it to make the world a better place for all.

More of my writing:
* Fuelling the Peace Process * Concepts for decentralisation of government * PEACE: Is it still an elusive dream? * Interview with the late Major General Trond Furuhovde first Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission * How polar bears are affected by global warming * Red Cross takes lead in clean water for Sri Lanka flood victims * The poorest hardest hit by Sri Lanka floods *