Chinese ambassador in Colombo Qi Zenghong has promised his country’s uninterrupted support for Sri Lanka to escape from the poverty trap and achieve development.
He was addressing a function last night (28) to mark the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Politicians including prime minister Dinesh Gunawardena and former presidents Chandrika Kumaratunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the US ambassador and other diplomats attended.
Ambassador Zenghong said China’s friendly policy towards all political parties and people of Sri Lanka in the past few decades would continue.
He said his country extended fullest support during the economic challenges faced by the island last year by way of emergency assistance and in dealing with the debt crisis.