|Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang Extends Sympathy and Condolences to Sri Lankan President on the Disaster of Flooding and Landslides in Sri Lanka|
On May 19, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s residence to learn about the disaster situation following the heavy rains that led to severe flooding and landslides around the Island.
On behalf of Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the Chinese Government and people, Ambassador Yi extended the deepest sympathy and condolences to President Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Government and people especially the families affected by the disaster, reiterated Chinese Government and people’s solidarity with Sri Lankan Government and people at this difficult time, and assured that China would do its utmost for Sri Lanka's relief and rebuilding efforts. The Chinese side believes that under the leadership of President Sirisena, Sri Lankan Government and people will surely overcome the difficulties and rebuild the homes.
President Sirisena introduced the disaster situation and relief work of the Government, and requested Ambassador Yi to convey his thanks to President Xi, the Chinese Government and people. President Sirisena said, China always offered support and assistance to Sri Lanka at the first moment whenever the island country encountered disasters. He highly appreciated the kindness and sincerity extended by the Chinese side.