Basil Says Government Will Facilitate Establishment Of China Development Bank Regional Office At Colombo Port City

September 02, 2021

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa said the government was ready to facilitate the establishment of the Regional Headquarters of the China Development Bank in the Port City of Colombo.

He also sought China's support for investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.

He was speaking at a meeting with the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of China (Speaker of the Chinese Parliament) Li Zhanshu on Zoom Technology this morning (1).

China will facilitate other investments, including the Colombo port city project, said Li Zhanshu, in response to Rajapaksa's remarks.

The Chinese Speaker also assured that he would extend his fullest support to the Sri Lankan economy as a close friend and was committed to taking this discussion further.

He added that the delegation of the two countries would be able to enhance mutual cooperation after the end of the pandemic.

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