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Sri Lanka Navy mourns passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – As messages of condolence flood in at the end of the British monarch’s 70-year reign, Sri Lanka Navy, pays its highest tribute to the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 08th September 2022.Just a couple of months after the coronation, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embarked on her maiden royal visit to Sri Lanka on board SS Gothic in 1954 with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who was a WWII veteran.

Serving in the Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy as an officer, he had a stint in then Ceylon during WWII. The visit remains engraved as the first visit to Sri Lanka by a reigning monarch.

During the visit, the Royals graced a ceremony where a jetty at the Colombo Harbour had been named after ‘Queen Elizabeth Quay’.As the Navy’s annals reveal, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had visited HMCyS Vijaya which escorted SS Gothic to the Port of Colombo.

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