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China assures support to eliminate terrorism

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 14, 2019 18:32

China assures support to eliminate terrorism

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to provide any sort of support to Sri Lanka to eliminate terrorism.

During the meeting held between President Sirisena and the Chinese President Xi Jinping today, it was discussed in detail regarding the steps taken by the government to ensure the national security following the April 21terrorist attack as well as regarding the steps taken to protect all the people.

The Chinese leader expressed his condolence over the victims of the terror attack, He stressed that the Chinese government is always ready to extend support to Sri Lanka in the course of nation building following the terror attacks. The two leaders also discussed extensively on the security arrangements. They agreed to expand exchange of intelligence information between the two countries.

President Sirisena highlighted that Sri Lanka lacks enough technology to curb false information circulated over the internet and social media that helps to escalate terrorism and crimes. The Chinese President pledged to provide such technology to Sri Lanka expeditiously. He also promised to send a team of Chinese technical experts to Sri Lanka in this regard.  Sri Lanka and China will enter into three significant agreements during the current official visit of President Maithripala Sirisena to China. These agreements are regarding the mega investments done by China in Sri Lanka and providing Chinese assistance for national security of Sri Lanka.

Annually, China is among the prominent countries which generate the most number of tourists to Sri Lanka. As China has currently undertaken several mega investment projects in Sri Lanka these agreements are vital for Sri Lanka’s development.Meanwhile,  the Chinese government has agreed to provide 100 Jeeps to the Sri Lanka Police Department at a special request made by the President.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 14, 2019 18:32

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