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President Gotabaya refuted claim that China set up debt trap in SL: China

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa publicly refuted the claim again that China had set up a debt trap to control Sri Lanka, China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's said in a press conference yesterday.

“China has made great contributions to Sri Lanka's infrastructure construction and development. Sri Lanka is willing to make every effort to promote the joint construction of the key cooperation projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), such as the comprehensive development of Colombo Port City and Hambantota Port, so as to raise mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries to a higher level and better benefit the people of the two countries,” he said.

“So far, no Belt and Road partner has fallen into any so-called debt trap because of its cooperation with the BRI. On the contrary, many partners have spoken highly of the BRI, he added.

China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson made these remarks in response to a question raised during a daily press conference held yesterday.


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  • Thimothy joseph Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:12 PM

    How on earth they will accept. It's not about country.. It's about colossal amounts going into their personal pockets.

    Mokan Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:29 PM

    God save SL

    MirakRajBnada Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:34 PM

    Traps are ALWAYS associated with juicy treats let be mousetrap or million dollar loans.

    Dr. Sami Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:40 PM

    Ah ha! Sri Lankan spokesman from China!

    joshua Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:40 PM

    even the denial has to come from a Chinese mouth....ha haa

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Wednesday, 14 October 2020 12:56 PM

    If that is not a debt trap from the Chinese?

    Kapila Senaratne Wednesday, 14 October 2020 04:26 PM

    I am so glad to see China is in love with Srilanka

    Jehan Wednesday, 14 October 2020 06:17 PM

    Thieves will always deny, till they are beaten, then will confess.

    Andrew Silva Thursday, 15 October 2020 02:31 AM

    China has set up so many traps on Sri Lanka. 1. Debt trap. 2.Death trap. 3. Development trap. 4. Corona virus trap and finally Love trap.

    RP Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:38 AM

    Of course China is a true friend of SL. They wouldn't construct with Chinese labourers and Chinese funds for the betterment of Sri-Lankans. people are fools to think Chinese are bad. They just love to eat Exotic animals like Leopards, but they are very civilized and helpful peopl especially to Rajapakshe clan and the much loved Sri-lankan people!

    Odin Thursday, 15 October 2020 06:07 AM

    None so blind as those who refuse to see!!!


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