|Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang Extend Condolences over Sri Lanka Floods and Landslides Disaster|
On May 26, Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Prime Minister's Office to forward the condolence letters from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe respectively.
On behalf of the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese leaders extended sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of Sri Lanka on the tragic loss of life and property following the heavy rains that led to severe flooding and landslides around the Island. The Chinese side believed that under the leadership of President Sirisena and the Sri Lankan Government, Sri Lankan people will surely conquer the disaster and rebuild the homes at the earliest date possible.
The Chinese government announced to grant 1,500,000 US dollars (around 218 million Sri Lanka Rupee) emergency humanitarian cash assistance to the Sri Lankan side, and would continue to provide necessary assistance within its capacity for the relief and reconstruction work according to the requests of the Sri Lankan side.