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Wu's coming visit enhances Sri Lanka-China ties: parliament speaker

By Easwaran Rutnam (Xinhua)

09:29, September 17, 2012

COLOMBO, Sept.16 (Xinhua) -- The forthcoming visit by China's top legislator Wu Bangguo will help enhance the relationship between Sri Lanka and China, said Chamal Rajapaksa, speaker of the parliament in an interview with Xinhua here Sunday.

The speaker said he met Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), during his China tour in June and invited him to visit Sri Lanka, and Wu readily accepted the invitation.

"I appreciate him coming to Sri Lanka at such short notice. He will be visiting the Colombo port on Sunday and then the Sri Lankan parliament on Monday. He will also be signing more than 15 bilateral agreements during his visit," Rajapaksa said.

He said that Sri Lanka wants to study the Chinese parliamentary system and seek advice from Wu during his Sri Lankan visit.

Rajapaksa, the elder brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, used to serve as minister in charge of ports and aviation. He said he visited China several times and was impressed with what he saw and the people he met.

"I last went about three months ago. I visited three provinces including several tourist sites. The development in China is most impressive. The tourism in the country is really good," he said.

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