President Rajapaksa and President Xi Jinping to launch construction of Colombo Port City

Staff Writer

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the country on Tuesday morning in a show of strength to the prevailing China-Sri Lanka Relations.

Incidentally, it is after a period of twenty eight years that a head of state from China arrived in Sri Lanka.

President Xi Jinping was warmly welcomed to the country at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Tuesday morning.

A number of high-level officials were present at the airport to welcome the Chinese President and his delegation. The visiting Chinese President called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa  at the Presidential Secretariat. Both leaders were engaged in an extensive discussion.

The final phase of the Norochcholai Thermal Power Plant that was constructed with Chinese aid of 1.34 Billion US Dollars was declared open by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The presentation took place at the Presidential Secretariat.

The two leaders joined their delegations to sign more than 20 bilateral agreements to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

On Wednesday, President Rajapaksa and President Xi Jinping will visit the Colombo International Container Terminal to launch the construction of the Colombo Port City.