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President returns to SL after China visit

After a brief official visit to China, President Maithripala Sirisena has returned to the island after attending the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations (CDAC).

It was reported that President Sirisena and the delegation that attended this conference arrived early this morning (16) at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

During his visit, President Sirisena met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang.

In discussions held with President Jinping, a deal was also formulated, on the request of President Sirisena, for Sri Lanka to receive a grant of Rs. 2.6 Billion to empower national security.

The President also addressed the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which was held in Beijing on Wednesday (15) morning.