The Sri Lankan government has decided to resume all road development projects with China, according to a government official.
Highways, Higher Education and Investment Promotion Ministry Secretary Udaya Ranjith Seneviratne told Xinhua that the ministry had already made payments to the relevant Chinese contractors for the projects.
Some of the Chinese companies involved in the projects had earlier decided to suspend some of the work due to non-payment.
"We paid the Chinese companies 1 billion rupees last week so that they could continue with the projects without any hindrance. The government is committed to continue these road projects with China and we have informed the companies to accelerate their work so that they could finish soon,