COLOMBO: The Ambassador of China in Colombo Cheng Xueyuan called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday at Temple Trees, and assured the safety of Sri Lankan students studying in Wuhan Province, China, following the coronavirus outbreak.
The Ambassador said the Government of China is taking every measure to contain the outbreak and meet the needs of the Sri Lankan students and families in Wuhan. He further stated that the two governments are working together closely to make arrangements to have a special flight land in Wuhan Province to evacuate the Sri Lankans as soon as possible, the Prime Minister’s media unit said in a statement. Prime Minister Rajapaksa conveyed the concerns of the parents of the students and other family members of those Sri Lankans living in Wuhan.
The Prime Minister also informed the Ambassador that he has made an appeal to the general public in Sri Lanka, in particular to the media, to act responsibly when sharing information about the coronavirus outbreak. He further added that Chinese nationals living in Sri Lanka should have no concerns in going about their day-to-day lives.
Ambassador Xueyuan stated that the Government of China has confidence that it will be able to bring the outbreak under control and have life in Wuhan Province return to normalcy very soon.(Daily FT)