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Communist Party of China seeks to strengthen ties with Rajapaksa

The Communist Party of China (CPC) said it hoped to build ties with the former Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa and his new party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). 

The CPC's Vice  Minister of International Development, Guo Yezhou met with Mr Rajapaksa and the SLPP chairman, G. L. Peiris yesterday, the Daily Mirror reported. 

"CPC official commended the efforts taken by the former government to foster ties between Sri Lanka and China, while the CPC expressed its desire to enhance party to party relations with the SLPP," Mr Peiris was quoted by the paper as saying.