The China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) today rejected reports that it had offered financial assistance to any politician during Sri Lanka’s January presidential elections, the Xinhua news agency reported.
In a statement, the CHEC said the allegation made by local media was misleading and has bought disrepute to an international level company.
“The CHEC calls on all the relevant Sri Lankan officials and parties not to misunderstand their responsible and cooperative partner, and not to send a wrong signal to the investors from China and all other countries,” the CHEC said.
“We also urge them not to hurt the hearts of a company which has worked so hard for Sri Lanka’s development and prosperity for the past 17 years,” it said.
The company said as a large international infrastructure company which operates in more than 80 countries, the CHEC went in accordance with the laws and regulations of these countries and it is CHEC’s firm policy not to get involved in politics and the elections of any country. (Colombo Gazette)