Sri Lanka says relationship with China has strengthened in recent times

Sri Lanka says its relationship with China has strengthened in recent times, especially following high level visits between both countries.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that Sri Lanka is looking at expanding trade ties with China with the proposed Free Trade Agreement.

He said that China is a key player in Sri Lanka’s path to development and the Government appreciated the assistance given by China.

The Minister was speaking at an event held today at the BMICH to mark the 68th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Speaking further, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that following the visit to Sri Lanka in 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping and the visit to China by President Maithripala Sirisena in 2015 and by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in 2016 and 2017, has seen the relationship between both countries grow stronger.

He noted that China has been involved in several projects in the country, including highway projects.

The Minister also noted that there has been an increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Sri Lanka.

He said that he was confident the relationship between both countries will grow even further during the years ahead. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is a joke. Same person blaming Rajapaksa before the election, saying Sri Lanka will be a Chinese Colony. Westerners gave nothing but the foul mouth Yahapalana cheats now worshiping China. These people dammaged the relationship with China and no development happened during last two and half years.

  2. This government goes behind India, but gives fancy talk to China to get cheap loans. The dragon knows it, just wait and see the dragon’s wise moves in few years. India doesn’t have even one university ranked within 200 in the world; and it hasn’t got even one gold medal during the last two Olympic Games. At this rate what is the future of South Asia, especially for Sri Lanka under Indian big brothers?

    Not even one South Asian university ranked within 200 in the world, but South Asia has almost two billion people. South Asia is not moving forward due to corruption. India is the most corruption county in Asia. Thanks to Indian big brothers. Education must enlighten the people; sadly, the education itself corrupt in South Asia. We shouldn’t use education to make money under corrupt practices. If we use education to make money, we will continue to betray our future generations.


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