SLCFA welcomes China’s contribution to SL
Commemorating China’s 71st National Day, the Sri Lanka - China Friendship Association (SLCFA) stated that in recent years, nations like Sri Lanka have received some breathing space due to the rise of China, who has hitherto respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its partners.
“The rise of China is important for us for many reasons. It has given us diplomatic, economic and military assistance in our times of need and it has shown us that there are alternative models of development outside what is recommended by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Most importantly, it has given us a chance to assert our sovereignty. The people of Sri Lanka stand with China against the hegemonic threats of the United States as well as intrusions of her allies in South Asia, threatening China’s territorial integrity. Therefore, our good wishes are with the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China for opening up a new phase of development in international politics and supporting nations like Sri Lanka to protect the unitary nature and sovereignty of our countries,” a statement issued by the SLCFA in this regard read.