China is looking to cement ties with the new Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan called on President Rajapaksa today.
Several top officials of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo accompanied the Chinese Ambassador.
The talks focused on bilateral relations between both countries and ways to strengthen that relationship.
Prior to 2015 the then Mahinda Rajapaksa Government had a very close relationship with China.