Rajapaksa to visit China for fourth time since 2007
[TamilNet, Sunday, 31 July 2011, 07:30 GMT]
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to make another official visit to China in the second week of August, Colombo media reports. Rajapaksa's last visit to China was in November 2010 as a special guest to attend the Expo 2010 Exhibition in Shanghai. Since 2007 Mahinda Rajapakse had visited China thrice and the oncoming visit would be his fourth, Colombo media reported quoting foreign ministry sources.
China is involved in several ‘development’ projects in Sri Lanka.
It had constructed the port in Hambantota. China is also constructing an international airport at Hambantota and a express-way connecting Hambantota and Colombo at a cost $248 million rupees.