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SLCFA vows strong support to China

The Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association (SLCFA) said it strongly supports China’s social, economic and military development since its liberation on October 1, 1949. The SLCFA was celebrating the 71st National Day of the People’s Republic of China yesterday.

“China has given the developing world a chance to escape the clutches of hegemony of western powers,” it said.

For the last 30 years, the US and its allies have been intervening in the affairs of other nations under thinly disguised pretenses.

In recent years, nations like Sri Lanka have received some breathing space due to the rise of China that has hitherto respected sovereignty and territorial integrity of its partners, the Association said.

“The rise of China is important for Sri Lanka due to many reasons. It has given Sri Lanka diplomatic, economic and military assistance in its times of need, and it has shown us that there are alternative models of development outside what is recommended by the IMF and the World Bank. Most importantly, it has given us a chance to assert our sovereignty,” it said.

The SLCFA condemned all US restrictions imposed on China and other independent nations. People of Sri Lanka stand with China against hegemonic threats of the US and intrusions of her allies in South Asia, threatening China’s territorial integrity.

“Therefore, we wish the People’s Republic of China and the China’s Communist Party for opening up a new phase of developments in international politics and for supporting nations like Sri Lanka to protect the unitary nature and sovereignty of our countries,” the SLCFA said.