Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a press briefing that the general election in Sri Lanka went on peacefully and smoothly.
"The United National Front for Good Governance led by Ranil Wickremesinghe won the election and will form the new government. We express our congratulations to the Sri Lankan people. We believe that under the leadership of the new government, Sri Lanka will achieve greater progress in its economic and social development," Chunying said.
China and Sri Lanka are time-tested good friends and partners. The friendly cooperation between the two countries meets the fundamental interests of the two sides, and echoes the common aspiration of the two peoples.
The Chinese side attaches great importance to its relations with Sri Lanka. China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to consolidate the traditional friendship, trengthen mutually-beneficial cooperation, and elevate China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperation partnership to a new level.