Chinese envoy visits Jaffna, offers assistance for development

DSC_0088 copyChina today offered assistance to develop the northern province which was badly affected by a 30 year war.

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang met Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray in Jaffna today and discussed the developments in the North.

The Chinese Ambassador had told the Governor that China and Sri Lanka enjoy strong historical ties and that the relationship must be taken forward, the Governor’s media office said.

Yi Xianliang said that China stands ready to offer assistance to Sri Lanka and the Northern province within China’s capabilities.

The Ambassador also noted that the Chinese Embassy in Colombo is keen to offer assistance to boost the education levels of children in the North.

He also said that China will consider offering scholarships to children in the North.

China has invested heavily in Sri Lanka, particularly to develop the road network and also funded the construction of a port and international airport. (Colombo Gazette)


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