China, Sri Lanka to strengthen ties, cooperation on COVID-19 response

China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks with Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, the speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament, via video link in Beijing, the Xinhua news agency reported today.

Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to implement the important consensus reached by leaders of the two countries and promote bilateral relations for further development.

Li called on the two countries to enhance political exchanges, deepen cooperation on COVID-19 response, promote practical cooperation across the board, and cooperate on multilateral coordination.

During the meeting, Li also briefed Abeywardena on China’s principles and position on COVID-19 origins tracing.

He said tracing the origins of COVID-19 is a complex scientific matter that should and can only be undertaken by scientists around the world through joint research.

While attaching great importance to international scientific cooperation on origins tracing, China is firmly opposed to attempts by certain countries to shift the blame onto China and spread political viruses under the pretext of COVID-19 origins tracing, Li said.

China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to jointly safeguard the scientific nature and seriousness of origins tracing and maintain a sound atmosphere for global anti-epidemic cooperation, he added.

On parliamentary cooperation, Li encouraged the two sides to enhance high-level communication and friendly exchanges among special committees and friendly groups, and approve or amend laws that are beneficial to bilateral cooperation.

Abeywardena thanked China for its firm support of Sri Lanka’s efforts to safeguard sovereignty, promote economic and social development, and fight COVID-19.

Sri Lanka stands ready to work with China to strengthen cooperation on building the Belt and Road, said Abeywardena, adding that the Sri Lankan Parliament is willing to facilitate exchanges and cooperation with the NPC to promote bilateral relations. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. “Sri Lanka stands ready with China to strengthen cooperation on building the Belt and Road.”

    Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, to put it very kindly is a “fowl rogue”. These are difficult times, with the country faced with the Herculean task of avoiding defaulting on its debts. Yet, the only motivation for this low life scum is cultivating and maintaining avenues for stealing from the national purse.


    • Dear Gabriella, I can see why you are upset. You want the whole for to join with you and bash China. So the people who do not live in their own country can rule the world forever and corrupt Indian leaders will be extremely happy because the West has nothing to say about them ;—)))

      White convict Australians did not even rescue one Aboriginal Tasmanian, but Germans had rescued Jews from the Nazis’ genocides. Recently, Israel’s Holocaust memorial council declared Major Karl Plagge righteous among the nations, alongside men such as Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, for an elaborate deception that saved about 250 Jewish lives. In 1931, Plagge, an engineer, joined the Nazi party to develop the wealth of Germany, but he became disillusioned due to their racial ideology. ‘He felt he had helped create this monster and that it was his duty to try to help these imperilled Jews.’ About 90 percent of the 57,000 Jews who lived in Vilnius were murdered, but 10 percent were saved by Plagge. In 1958, just before his death, he told a friend. , ‘I never felt that this needed special courage. It required only the conviction and strength that anyone can draw from the depth of moral feelings that exist in all humans.’ (McGreal 2005).

      Germans did not attack my health while I was in Germany, but convicts did when I returned to Australia.

      Between September 2008 and November 2017, I have been raising awareness across the world of the Australian Government’s ill democracy. It makes one wonder what the Australian Government would do for enlightening others about its undemocratic actions. When I returned to Australia in 2017, the government has started to attack my health to get rid of me to cover up its wrongdoings. Basically, the government is chasing its losses; in fact, it is at a loss when it comes to dealing with me.

      Since returning to Australia, my health has been affected drastically. Since I landed, I was forced to stay in a youth hostel in Melbourne, because nobody wants to associate with me due to the government’s disinformation. Within a few days of landing in Australia, I was admitted to a hospital. A few months later I broke my right arm through a low-impact injury, due to osteopenia. In April 2018 I have consulted three doctors in Australia, and they all have confirmed that I would not have lost vitamin D so quickly unless something unusual has happened to my body.

      Notably, before arriving in Australia I spent two years in the North of Sri Lanka, soaked up plenty of sunlight while I was doing gardening at my parents’ house. Clearly, I had enough vitamin D in my body before I had arrived in Australia; it is obvious to me that the government has been targeting my health. I believe that someone had mixed something with my food which I kept in the common fridge at the youth hostel. The other backpackers were told ‘do not eat if I share my food with them.’ It is clear to me that only the government has the power to go this far.

      Please note:

      Recently, I have stopped going to the gym and swimming pool because my shampoo and body wash has tampered with while it was in a locker. If I leave my shampoo at the youth hostel or gym then use it, I get a severe headache. I am perfectly fine when I purchase the same brand of shampoo from a supermarket and use it. I have tested a few times, something has been happening to my belongings. Currently, I am staying at a youth hostel (shared accommodation with three others). My bed and clothes are exposed, I do not trust my enemies who are lowest among the westerners. I do not trust convicts, they will kill me, I am 200 percent sure, it will happen.

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