As the President of the Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association (SLCFA) I am honoured to wish

a glorious new year to our people who have always been friendly towards China for various

reasons including geo-political, ideological, cultural and economic aspirations. After seriously

analysing contemporary domestic and global thinking of the leadership of China headed by

President Xi Jinping, I am confident that China’s Political, Diplomatic, Economic and

Technological strategies will pave way for further development of Sri Lanka and other

developing countries. China can in many ways be beneficial to much developed nations too.

Hence I invite Sri Lankan intellectuals, students of politics and economic development, admirers

of good governance and very specially anti corruption campaigners to study writings of

Xi Jinping and to learn from Xi Jinping.

Politically President Xi Jinping and Chinese Government upholds Independence and sovereignty

as they have proved us during Sri Lanka’s 30 year war against terrorism and diplomatic

manipulations of Western and Regional powers. China is playing a major role in financial

integration, currency stability systems and promotion of several new joint venture financial and

banking institutions. President  Xi Jinping has launched an international development strategy by

re-introducing Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road. As Sri Lanka is fundamentally

a strategic point in the Maritime Silk Route, it would be a project tailor made

for Sri Lankan economic development.

Domestically Xi Jinping’s leadership is guiding China in the course of Socialism with Chinese

Characteristics, particularly in the areas of  reform and opening up further, National Unification,

establishing the Rule of Law, Good Governance, Advanced Culture in alignment with the

Marxist ideological stability with a vigorous anti corruption campaign. This struggle against

corruption and extravagance is a principle we friends of China should learn from contemporary

China and strictly implement in all our spheres of activities. Exposing the wrong tendency

of ” feasting, drinking ” squandering of resources, President Xi Jinping says, ” it is the blood and

sweat of the people they are tossing away ! ”

Finally I most earnestly call upon all those who admire China and friendly towards Chinese

people to learn from China and to learn from Chinese leaders like Chairmen Mao Zedong and

President Xi Jinping in order to develop Sri Lanka to be a more developed country with good

governance and social stability.

Ananda Goonatilleke

Attorney-at-Law

President

Sri Lanka-China Friendship Association (SLCFA).