Sino Ties

Sri Lanka is moving to cement its ties with China, with a state visit by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge next month.
In addition to meeting Chinese Premier and President Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will also meet the Chinese Commerce and agriculture ministers, during the six-day visit, which will start on August 08th.rn

rnSri Lanka is hoping to sign four agreements with China, starting with one on closer economic co-operation, Cabinet Spokesman G L Pieris told journalists.rn

rnAn agreement to avoid double taxation, and an agreement to start regular diplomatic consultations will also be signed.rn

rnThe Prime Minister will also meet potential investors in a Sri Lanka endash China investors seminar organized by the Chinese council for the Promotion of International Trade.rn

rnSri Lanka and China have a history of strong political and economic relations with China irrespective of whether the ruling political party in Sri Lanka is right or left leaning.rn

rnChina is the top supplier of cost