China has assured continued support for Sri Lanka’s economic development.
This assurance was given during a meeting Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratna had with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister Jayaratne is now on an official tour of China. During the meeting, the Chinese Vice President pointed out that Sri Lanka had given an example to the entire world by totally eliminating terrorism which plagued the country for 30 years. The Prime Minister pointed out that Sri lanka was able to usher in peace under the prudent leadership of the President. The Prime Minister said he was inviting Chinese businessmen to undertake investments in the North and East as peace now prevail in these areas.