A high level delegation led by His Excellency Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) visited Sri Lanka from 06th to 08th April 2017 on an invitation extended by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
H. E. Yu Zhengsheng visited the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 07th April 2017 and held a bilateral meeting with the Hon. Speaker and the Leaders of Parliament.
Hon. Selvam Adaikkalanathan, MP, Deputy Chairman of Committees, Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, MP, Minister of Higher Education and Highways and Leader of the House of Parliament, Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, MP, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Hon. Nimal Siripala de Silva, MP, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Hon. John Amaratunga, MP, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and Minister of Lands, Hon. Gayantha Karunatileka, MP, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media and Chief Government Whip, Hon. Ravi Karunayake, MP, Minister of Finance, Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, MP, Minister of Sports, Hon. Douglas Devananda, MP, Hon. (Prof.) Ashu Marasinghe, MP, Mr. W. B. D. Dasanayake, Secretary General of Parliament, Mr. Neil Iddawala, Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary General of Parliament and Mr. Esala Weerakoon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs attended the bilateral meeting representing Sri Lanka while Hon. (Ms.) Lin Wenyi, Vice-Chairwoman, CPPCC National Committee & Chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-government League, Hon. Zhang Qingli, Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General, CPPCC National Committee, Hon. Sun Gan, Standing Committee Member and Chairman of the Committee for Handling Proposals, CPPCC National Committee, Hon. Wang Taihua, Standing Committee Member and Chairman of the Committee of Learning and Cultural and Historical Data, Hon. Liu Zhenmin, Vice-Minister, Ministry of foreign Affairs, H. E. Yi Xianliang, Chinese Ambassador represented the Chinese side.
Both Sri Lankan and Chinese dignitaries took this opportunity to emphasize the historical relations between the two countries and also discussed the future strategies on enhancing the existing bilateral relations.
The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) donated Laptop Computers and Projectors to be used by Parliament and these Laptops will be installed in the Chamber to enable the Members to obtain information while attending the Parliamentary sessions.