Feb 07, 2020

President Rajapaksa re-affirms solidarity with China (Pics)

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with the Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan yesterday afternoon (Feb. 06) and assured that Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with China during the coronavirus epidemic crisis.

The Ambassador briefed the President on the latest situation of the epidemic coronavirus status and the containment plans and emphasized that China has resolutely adopted a series of powerful measures in the whole country.

“We have the determination, confidence, and ability to win the battle to prevent and control the epidemic,” he said.

He had also extended his thanks the Sri Lankan government and the country for the kindness shown to China in this difficult moment as well as to religious and other leaders who organized the all night Pirith sermon on Feb. 05.

President Rajapaksa, recalling that he had studied at Wuhan University, has said that he has a special affection for the people in the province and paid close attention to the epidemic.

The president had also expressed his gratitude for the assistance extended to bring back the Sri Lankan students from Wuhan.

A post on the official Facebook page of president Rajapaksa stated that a consignment of world renowned Ceylon Black Tea was gifted to China.

The Sri Lankan President and the Chinese Ambassador also exchanged views on topics such as cooperation in fields of common interest.

Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and Senior advisor Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the discussion.

(Pics courtesy : Official Facebook page of president Gotabaya Rajapaksa)

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