China to gift 2,000 MT of rice to Sri Lanka
China will be providing 2,000 tonnes of rice valued at around USD 2.5 million as emergency food aid to Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said in a statement.
The donation will mark the 65th anniversary of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations and the 70th anniversary of the Rubber-Rice Pact.
“The two countries share a tradition of helping each other and sharing weal and woe with each other. At the request of the Sri Lankan government upon the current difficulty of food shortage on the island, the Chinese government decided to provide 2,000 tonnes of rice as emergency food aid to the brotherly people of Sri Lanka, with a total value of about 2.5 million US dollars (including freight expense),” the statement read.
The continuously raging COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatically changing international situation have further worsened the global food shortage and shipping capacity, the embassy pointed out.
“Against this backdrop, the technical teams from both countries will work closely to finalise the production and shipment arrangements, and deliver the aid to Sri Lanka at an early date.”
China also reiterated continuous support for Sri Lanka’s social and economic development within its capacity.
(Source: Ada Derana)
We’ll eat that and march with the slogan ‘China, Hand off Sri Lanka’! Send us another load of free rise to eat after we got tired marching.
We should invite Chinese Citizens to become dual citizens of Sri Lanka (fee = USD 10m per person).
We should register the CCP as a Political Party in SL.
Then the Chinese dual citizens can contest elections, enter Parliament and become ministers and even become Prime Minister and President.
When the CCP is ruling the country, there will be discipline and honest hard work to develop the nation and corruption, nepotism and cronyism will be gone.