Hirunews Logo
China+says+Sri+Lanka+loans+made+%22based+on+consensus%22
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 13:27
China says Sri Lanka loans made "based on consensus"
65

Shares
7,882

Views
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said China's loans to Sri Lanka were made based on consensus through talks between the two countries and at Sri Lanka's request, after Sri Lanka's foreign minister expressed concern about the loans.

Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera speaking in Beijing over the weekend, said finance minister Ravi Karunanayaka would visit Beijing to discuss the roughly 5 billion dollars owed to China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the loans were made on the principle of mutual benefit and would help promote development in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena has unnerved China with his re-examination of certain projects that China has invested in, including a 1.5 billion dollar "port city" in Colombo.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
128 Views
7,242 Views
3,029 Views
6,288 Views
7,374 Views
50,857 Views
Top