The 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November 2013.Commonwealth leaders agreed on Sri Lanka as the 2013 host for the meeting when they met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in 2009.
They reaffirmed this decision at the 2011 CHOGM in Perth, Australia. The summit, including the Leaders’ Retreat, will be held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.
This will be the first CHOGM not attended by Queen Elizabeth II in 40 years. Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Charles will be attending in the 87-year-old monarch's place as she has curtailed her overseas visits due to age.