British Asia News Network- AD
Colombo, May 16: “all possible assistance” to Sri Lanka has been promised by Chinese President Xi Jinping to fight terror. He has promised to assist in defence cooperation to intelligence sharing so that Lanka can “strengthen national security by wiping out terrorism.”
Lankan President Sirisena, who is touring China and currently in Beijing for an international conference, met Mr. Xi on Tuesday. “He [Mr. Xi] said that China is always ready to go hand in hand with Sri Lanka, which is recovering after effectively facing the challenge of terrorism, adding that the Chinese government will provide any assistance to Sri Lanka at any time,” was confirmed by the Presidential Media Division.
China will provide a grant of LKR 2,600 million towards strengthening armed forces, further providing 100 jeeps and other equipment costing LKR 1,500 million to Sri Lanka Police. Chinese president also offered to send a Chinese technical team to Sri Lanka soon to assist authorities.