Aug 05, Colombo: On the request of Speaker of Sri Lanka parliament Karu Jayasuriya the government of China has donated US$ 293,000 worth laptop computers to Sri Lanka parliament in order to further strengthen parliament to parliament ties between the two countries.
The handing over of the laptop computers by the Chinese government to the Members of Parliament was held under the patronage of the Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya at the Parliament Complex on Friday, August 04th.
The Speaker while accepting and appreciating the donation on Friday from Yi Xianliang, China's ambassador to Sri Lanka, said to date over 100 parliamentarians had visited China on several programs with the support of China.
Jayasuriya said a further 15 parliamentary members would visit China next week to undergo a program on disaster management. "We hope to strengthen this relationship further," Jayasuriya was quoted as saying.
Yi said China welcomed more local parliamentarians to visit China and would look forward to further boosting ties with the island country.
Yi said he would also encourage more Chinese companies and investors to invest in Sri Lanka.
The equipment which included office materials and laptops was donated by the state-owned China National Corporation For Overseas Economic Cooperation, Xinhua reported.