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Monday, 27 July 2009
Ghurkas welcome Joanna Lumley to Nepal
Actress Joanna Lumley arrived to Kathmandu yesterday on her first visit to Nepal after her recent campaign demanding UK settlement rights for Gurkha soldiers. Her father, a Gurkha officer in 6th Ghurka Rifles regiment, was saved by a Ghurka soldier during the 2nd World War.
On her arrival to Kathmandu airport Joanna was mobbed by many Ghurka veterans and press. She will meet the President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Ram Baran Yadav followed by visiting the towns of Jhapa and Dharan to meet Ghurka veterans.