Sri Lanka Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya and China's Minister of Defense Liang Guanglie on Thursday pledged to boost military cooperation between their respective countries.
Liang hailed the healthy development of bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1957, adding that both countries share common views on a variety of important international and regional issues.
The development of Sino-Sri Lankan military ties has made continuous progress in recent years, which complies with not only the fundamental interests of both countries, but also with the maintenance of regional peace and stability, Liang said.
Liang said China is willing to make joint efforts with Sri Lanka to boost bilateral relations.
Jayasuriya expressed appreciation for the support China has extended to Sri Lanka, stating that his country will maintain policies that are friendly toward China.
Sri Lanka is willing to work with China to boost bilateral military ties to a higher level, he added.( Xinhua)
since bitter experience and incidents against srilanka in indian soil this led srilanka for this military cooperation with china. but we shoud not remember that during the indo -pakistan war china kept silence. long live srilanka -china freindship
Dalu banda Friday, 08 June 2012 03:51 AM
China for military ties and US for human rights, which is the best for US in Sri Lanka?
Ferdinandez Friday, 08 June 2012 04:18 AM
good good, can scare off the street poopers...
Asiana Friday, 08 June 2012 05:43 AM
US is a dimming star, China is a shining star.. Wise to be with shining guys than dimming fellows
kasi Friday, 08 June 2012 08:33 AM
Decision time for US & India
Jegan Friday, 08 June 2012 09:20 AM
India is not a factor here, lanka was friendly with china way before ltte,for example during indo-china war in the 1960's, lanka took the side of china.
Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 08 June 2012 09:20 AM
China may be a shining star, but too much shining can burn any object. So, better to be careful.
RajasH Friday, 08 June 2012 09:24 AM
SL is pledging ....
when did we become a bigger super power than China
Priya Friday, 08 June 2012 09:33 AM
SL should encourage a defence pact with China!
buffaloa citizen Friday, 08 June 2012 11:08 AM
During the Indo-Pakistan war Sri Lanka backed Pakistan and even allowed Pakistan jets to refuel enroute to Bangladesh.
Nodrog Saturday, 09 June 2012 07:06 AM
Protecting their investments here?
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