China donates more de-mining equipment to Sri Lanka
Mon, Mar 1, 2010, 09:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Mar 01, Colombo: The government of China today donated a stock of demining equipment worth 50 million rupees to Sri Lanka to help demining activities in the Northern region.
Ambassador for People's Republic of China, Ms. Yang Xiuping ceremonially handed over 50 De-mining Detectors and 50 De-mining Protective Equipment to Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayaka this morning at the Prime Minister's office in Colombo.
The equipment were later handed over to the Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya.
Speaking at the occasion the Premier said the machineries presented by the government of China will help to further expedite the de-mining activities in North.
He also praised the cooperation granted by the international community for the efforts taken by the government to bring back normalcy to the lives of the people in North.
Chinese Ambassador said that her country is always ready to support Sri Lanka since both countries have been good friends.
(Picture courtesy of Sri Lanka Army)