June 20, Colombo: It has been decided to increase the number of flights between China and Sri Lanka. Accordingly, China will operate three flights to Sri Lanka from this week. SriLankan Airlines too offers frequent flights to China.
This was revealed by the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong when he paid a courtesy call on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo.
The Ambassador briefed the President on the economic and humanitarian assistance provided and expected to be provided by the Chinese Government to Sri Lanka.
Measures have been taken to provide opportunities for Sri Lankan medical students to return to China to continue their studies. Further development of bilateral trade and economic activities were discussed at length.
Meanwhile the Ambassador delivered a special message from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
President Rajapaksa commended China for its support to Sri Lanka as a friendly country during this current economic crisis.
Chief of Staff to the President Anura Dissanayake was also present at this discussion.