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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7.48 GMT
President Xi concludes visit to Sri Lanka, leaves for India


Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his two-day visit to Sri Lanka and left for India Wednesday after opening the US$ 1.5 billion mega development project in Colombo.

During his visit to Sri Lanka, President Xi along with President Mahinda Rajapaksa Tuesday (16) commissioned the third and final phase of the China-funded and built Norochcholai Coal Power Plant in Puttalam.

The Chinese and Sri Lankan leaders last morning launched the US$ 1.5 billion Colombo Port City Project to build a modern city on a 233 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea.

Before his departure he also met with the Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne and the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

Meeting with the Prime Minister Jayaratne, President Xi Wednesday called on the two sides to implement and expedite major cooperative projects including the negotiations on the Sri Lanka-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).





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