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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

New ambassador Amunugama calls on Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Beijing. 21 July, (Asiantribune.com): The new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China, Karunatilaka Amunugama, paid a courtesy call on Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the People’s Republic of ChinaSri Lanka's Ambassador Amunugama calls on Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the People’s Republic of ChinaSri Lanka's Ambassador Amunugama calls on Wen Jiabao, the Premier of the People’s Republic of China.

During the discussions, the Ambassador extended to the Government and the People of China warm and friendly greetings from the President, the Prime Minister and the People of Sri Lanka. He thanked the Premier for the generous hospitality accorded by the Chinese Government to Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka and his delegation, during the State visit to China in February this year to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Sri Lankan Ambassador stated that the People of Sri Lanka would always remember with gratitude the visit of the Chinese Premier in the aftermath of the Tsunami and thanked the Premier for the support extended by the Chinese Government for the rehabilitation & reconstruction process of Sri Lanka. He expressed appreciation to the Chinese Government for the assistance extended in the development of infrastructure facilities in the country, and commented in particular on the two flagship development projects, the Norochcholai Coal Power Project and the Hambantota Port Development Project, which are to be implemented with Chinese assistance.

The Chinese Premier spoke of the historic and friendly relations between the two countries and assured continued assistance for Sri Lanka’s development and the well-being of its People.

Ambassador Amunugama emphasized the importance of a bilateral visit from China at the highest level in 2007 as a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

- Asian Tribune -

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