President meets the Prime Minister of China
[May 16 2019]
A meeting between president Maithripala Sirisena and
the Prime minister of China Li Keqiang was held at Beijing today (15 ).
The prime minister of China expressed condolences
regarding the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The two leaders discussed
the details of agreements reached during the talks between the two
Presidents and China assured every possible support to Sri Lanka for
fighting against terrorism.
As the presidents have agreed, Chinese aid will be
used to control the abuse of the Internet and social media for
propagation of terrorist activities. The Prime Minister Li Keqiang said
that China will soon take steps to assist Sri Lanka’s strategic
capabilities to combat international terrorism.
President Sirisena thanked China for grants Rs. 2600
million to boost Sri Lanka’s defence and providing facilities to the
Police Department. The President said that the friendly countries of Sri
Lanka are working together to build Sri Lanka as a free and prosperous
The two countries discussed economic and development
issues related to both countries. Chinese Premier said that Sri Lanka’s
high quality products have a great demand in China and there is a
possibility to create a good market for such products.