President meets Chinese and Russian leaders; China opposes external forces intervening in SL’s internal affairs – Hu Jintao:

“We respect the sovereignty of Sri Lanka and oppose external forces intervening in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka,” President of China Hu Jintao said in the course of bilateral talks he had with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Corintia Nevsky Hotel yesterday.

He said that under President Rajapaksa’s leadership, Sri Lanka is politically well-stabilized and development has been accelerated.

He expressed his satisfaction over the progress made in respect of resettlement of IDPs in the North and East and facilities provided for them and pledged his continuous support for development activities.

The Chinese President who recalled President Rajapaksa’s previous tours in China thanked President Rajapaksa for strengthening ties in every field where the two countries are concerned. President Rajapaksa said that the support extended by China is immensely appreciated and expressed the desire of widening the economic horizons of the two countries.

External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris, Senior Minister Dr Sarath Amunugama, Sajin Vass Gunawardena MP, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Russia Udayanga Weeratunga and Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal also participated.


Courtesy: Daily News