On 16,September, the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse held a grand welcoming ceremony in Colombo for President Xi Jinping. The two leaders held talks in a cordial and friendly atmosphere, spoke highly of Sri Lanka friendship and cooperation between the two countries to jointly plan, announced the launch of free trade negotiations in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka to promote the further development of strategic partnership.
Rajapaksa said the coal-fired power plant project Putnam Ram households make Sri Lanka the benefit for the Sri Lanka national development provided a strong impetus. I announced that from today, down the national electricity and oil prices. Facts have proved that China's economic and social development of Sri Lanka has made important contributions to the people of Sri Lanka are sincere friends and intimate partners.