China promises to rebuild Lanka
China will continue to support Sri Lanka in expanding critical infrastructure like roads, bridges and highways.world Updated: Nov 02, 2010 00:46 IST
China will continue to support Sri Lanka in expanding critical infrastructure like roads, bridges and highways.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised his country’s support to Lanka during a bilateral meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Shanghai. Rajapaksa’s three-day visit to China, beginning October 28, came within two weeks of his New Delhi visit.
Much of Sri Lanka's development projects like a new port, airport and a power plant already receive China's financial and technical support.
The country has emerged as Sri Lanka’s biggest donor replacing Japan. Since 2006, China has provided Sri Lanka $3.04 billion in financial assistance.
First Published: Nov 02, 2010 00:44 IST