Chinese Envoy says planning to visit East

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Ambassador of China, Qi Zhenhong said he will be visiting Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara in the Eastern Province this May as many have invited him to tour the region.

Meeting several senior journalists last week he said Governor of Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath requested him to provide infrastructure development projects for the East.

He explained the challenges the Chinese delegation faced when visiting the Northern Province last December, “Many people told that the people of the Northern Province dislike the Chinese. However, this was not the case. When we went to Jaffna and other Northern Districts, I had a completely different experience. They are quite friendly and want China to help them develop the region.”

The Chinese Envoy noted he received phone calls from the Eastern Province inviting him to visit the region following his tour of the North.

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan