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China’s rice donation accepted in country

The first consignment from a donation of 10,000 metric tonnes of rice from China to Sri Lanka was received by Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena yesterday.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the China-Sri Lanka Rubber-Rice Agreement, on January 8 this year, the Chinese Government and the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka discussed with the then Trade Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena.

Accordingly, the first consignment of 5,000 metric tonnes of rice which arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday was officially handed over to the Government of Sri Lanka by the Chinese Embassy.

Mass Media and Information Minister Dr.Bandula Gunawardena said that he appreciated the support extended by the Chinese Government to Sri Lanka in the face of the economic crisis facing the country.

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