Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak told Sri Lankan press that China fully endorsed joint ventures that Sri Lanka was launching with India.
Speaking to dailymirror.lk, Mr Marapana said political elements were trying to misinterpret Sri Lanka’s warm links with China and India.
Speaking on his recent visit to China, where he met vice-premier Wang Yen, he said,
“Their modus-operandi is to create a rift between Sri Lanka and two friendly countries by making unfounded and misleading allegations. I explained in detail to the Chinese side the extremely warm and close cultural, religious and trade contacts Sri Lanka has with both countries and the importance of improving this friendship for the mutual benefits of all, sentiments that China fully endorsed.”