China and Sri Lanka had discussions today on the Colombo port city project and other Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka.
The talks took place between a visiting Chinese delegation and Deputy Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera.
The Chinese delegation led by Yang Weiqun, director of the department of Asian affairs at the Chinese Commerce Ministry, is in Sri Lanka on an official visit.
The State Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said that future investment opportunities for China in Sri Lanka was also discussed at the meeting.
However the focus of the talks was on the port city project as well as the Hambantota port constructed with Chinese assistance.
Both sides also had talks on new highway projects in Sri Lanka, the State Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said.
Deputy Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera is to brief Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the outcome of the talks.
Perera said that Sri Lanka’s foreign policy is strong and equal when dealing with all countries and the visit by the Chinese delegation was a testimony to this.