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A Chinese delegation will be visiting Sri Lanka later this week to explore opportunities to develop sports infrastructure in Sri Lanka, the Sports Ministry said.

A statement by the Sri Lankan Sports Ministry Wednesday said China’s top sports official Liu Peng will visit the country for a brief tour starting September 23, reports Xinhua.

The visit comes at a time when Sri Lanka is trying to change its image by hosting the 12-nation World Twenty20 cricket tournament.

“Since China is a fast moving nation in the field of sports in the world, it is expected to discuss the possible ways of cooperation with the Ministry to obtain the knowledge and experience, training activities, foreign coaches and to get the equipment, which required at the provincial sports complexes from China,” the media release stated.

The sports ministry said that it would seek assistance from China to construction of a High Altitude Training Centre in Nuwara Eliya.

Sri Lanka will also press for implementing a long-term cooperation to develop sports in the country with China State General Administration of Sports.

This is the third high profile visit made by a Chinese official to Sri Lanka in the space of five weeks and comes at a time with China’s top legislator Wu Bangguo is wrapping up a visit.

The two countries Monday inked 16 agreements in defence, ports, external affairs and other funding matters during the tour.
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  • Nodrog Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:17 AM

    China should first repair the Nooracholai power plant to generate at 100% for longer than 2 months without breaking down.

    Fayad Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:07 AM

    Chinata giya ratak

    ANTON Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:58 AM

    Another GEM will be disappeared.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:43 AM

    "Ping Pong" diplomacy!

    mad Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:13 PM

    it seems chinese officers have no other work there. Or else they are seriously trapping SL.

    Fazli Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:29 AM

    Have we learnt our lessons yet with the Norocholai White Elephant ! More junk on the cards

    Ravi Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:49 AM

    Now everything is from China, Very soon Chines baby will be here

    bandara Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:56 AM

    You guys took this issue completely wrong. Why? in short; what CEB and SL Gov bought was a rubbish and incompetent personnel selected the project under influence by commission- money- hungry SL decision makers. this led to bring in a low end plant. China has so many high end performing energy efficiency power plants. Nothing wrong from Chinese supplier as they sold only what those people in SL want (if you want a low end car they will supply for 6000$ or for 50,000$ (with commissions) and don't complain it breaks down). Now SL deciders don't talk about it. a good lesson learned by the company too. Again no one cares. Only our people suffer without electricity.

    Hal Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:28 AM

    Take them to Dr. White!

    Samarasinghe Thursday, 20 September 2012 06:32 PM

    First feed the children with three square meals a day and allocate sufficient money for education.

    bash Friday, 21 September 2012 12:44 AM

    HIDE OUR DIAMONDS


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