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China grants Rs 2600 million to Sri Lanka's security forces

The Chinese government is to grant Rs 2600 million to Sri Lanka's security forces following the Easter Sunday bombings, at the request of the president, Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting the country. 

Beijing has also agreed to release 100 jeeps to the police alongside other equipment, the state owned Daily News reported. 

During a meeting between the two leaders yesterday, China's president, Xi Jingping said they would do everything they could to assist Sri Lanka to strengthen national security. 

Four Chinese scientists were among those killed during the suicide bombings by Islamist extremists. 

The four, Li Jian, a senior engineer of the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Pan Wenliang, a senior engineer at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Li Dawei, assistant researcher at the Ministry of Natural Resources and a doctoral student, Wang Liwei, were staying at the Kingsbury Hotel when the bomb went off. 

Two other Chinese nationals also lost their lives. 

Read more: Four Chinese scientists among blast victims