During a recent meeting at Temple Trees, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Qi Shenhong, lauded the country’s impressive strides in tackling the economic crisis during the first year of the new Government. He extended his congratulations to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena for the positive developments achieved.
Expressing gratitude for China’s unwavering support to Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Gunawardena highlighted the recent generous contribution from China, which included school bags, stationery, clothing for school uniforms, and educational equipment for schools nationwide.
In discussions about future collaborations, the Prime Minister emphasized Sri Lanka’s openness to welcome direct private investments. He also extended an invitation for investments in critical sectors like agriculture, renewable energy, irrigation, and water supply, which are deemed vital for providing long-term solutions to economic challenges.
The meeting also saw the presence of Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissanayake, indicating the importance of fostering strong bilateral ties and exploring opportunities for further cooperation between the two nations. China’s continued support and collaboration are expected to play a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s economic growth and development endeavors.