In view of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s ascension to heaven,  it has been declared by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, to place the national flag at half-mast in all government institutions on 05.01.2023, as a mark of respect to the great service rendered by His Holiness to the Christian devotees and the people of the whole world


Download the Letter