China insists no threat to ties with Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam 

China has insisted that there is no threat to its bilateral relations with Sri Lanka despite the recent controversy over organic fertilizer. 

The spokesperson at the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Luo Chong told Daily Mirror that reports to the effect that China had warned the ban on the import of fertilizer from a Chinese company will hurt China’s diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka, was false.

“This warning rumor is totally untrue. The strategic partnership between China and Sri Lanka has its historical root and strength. The bilateral friendship and cooperation based on mutual respect is highly strong and resilient,” he said.

Luo Chong said that both China and Sri Lanka are working together to expedite their collaboration including in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re confident to deal with any possible difference and specific issues,” he said.

The spokesperson added that Seawin, the Chinese company from where the import of fertilizer had been banned by Sri Lanka, is well qualified and has several international certifications.

“It was selected by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka through open tender to supply the urgently needed organic fertilizer. We encourage the related parties from Sri Lanka and the Chinese company work closer to resolve this issue promptly on the basis of scientific studies, and address differences through dialogue in good faith for the mutual benefits,” the Chinese Embassy spokesperson said.  (Courtesy Daily Mirror)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Today, many Sri Lankans do not know what happened to the tea export. This is how the politicians and media are being honest with the public. I have spoken 10 people in Sri Lanka, but none of them know what happened to the tea exports. By stopping chemical fertilizers, tea production has fallen 50%. This is the frst time exports have fallen this much since independence. The majority of Sri Lankan politicians love corruption but hate discipline. If China imposes honesty and hard work they would lean towards the Western countries and India. In the name of non alliance, Sri Lankan politicians are finding a new way to indulge in corruption. The politicians may have made the decision to reject China’s fertilizer due to lack of commision, or decided to get fertilizers from India or America with higher commission. Anything is possible in corrupt Sri Lanka. Impossible to guide the Sri Lankan politicians, because Indians will encourage the corruption to get closer with Sri Lanka. South Asians have no future unless China divide and conquer corrupt India.

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    Today, many Sri Lankans do not know what happened to the tea export. This is how the politicians and media are being honest with the public. I have spoken to 10 people in Sri Lanka, but none of them know what happened to the tea exports. By stopping chemical fertilizers, tea production has fallen 50%. This is the first time exports have fallen this much since independence. The majority of Sri Lankan politicians love corruption but hate discipline. If China imposes honesty and hard work they would lean towards the Western countries and India. In the name of non-alliance, Sri Lankan politicians are finding a new way to indulge in corruption. The politicians may have made the decision to reject China’s fertilizer due to lower commission or decided to get fertilizers from India or America with higher commission. Anything is possible in corrupt Sri Lanka. Impossible to guide the Sri Lankan politicians, because Indians will encourage corruption to get closer with Sri Lanka. South Asians have no future unless China divides and conquers corrupt India.

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