Sri Lankan envoy confident China will provide debt relief

FILE PHOTO: People walk at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka building in Colombo February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s top diplomat in Beijing said he’s very confident that China will come through on US$2.5bil (RM10.6bil) in financial support as the island nation’s inflation-driven crisis becomes more dire.

Ambassador Palitha Kohona said that he’d received reassurances as recently as last week from authorities in China that arrangements for loans and credit lines were progressing.

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