|Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang Visits the Central Province|
Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang paid a visit to the Central Province of Sri lanka from May 1 to 3. During the visit, Ambassador Yi called on Governor of the Central Province Hon. Surangani Ellawala and Mayor of Kandy Mr. Mahendra Ratwatte.
Ambassador Yi appreciated the contribution made by the Central Province and Kandy to the development of China-Sri lanka relationship. Ambassador Yi said, China would like to actively promote the exchange and cooperation between our two countries' local governments, and boost the development of local tourism.
Hon. Governor Surangani Ellawala spoke highly of the traditional friendship between China and Sri Lanka, expressed the willingness to conduct friendly exchanges between the local governments, and enhance the pragmatic cooperation in such fields as trade, investment and tourism.
Ambassador Yi also visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa, and exchanged views with the Lay Custodian of the Sri Dalada Maligawa about how to strengthen the Buddhism communication between the two countries.