Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

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Historic visit of Chinese President in mid September
  • Lanka has special place in hearts of Chinese people
  • Chinese help in infrastructure to be accelerated

History will be made in the coming days with the arrival of Xi Jingping, the first Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka, opening a new chapter in Sino-Lanka relations. Assistant Foreign Minister of China Liu Jianchao said that Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people as the country helped China when new China was established, despite the embargo from western countries. These incidents happened in the early fifties but they are still fresh in the hearts of the Chinese people, the Assistant Foreign Minister said.

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