China says it stands ready to work with the new Government in Sri Lanka under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka went on steadily and smoothly. “The good friendship and partnership between China and Sri Lanka have withstood the test of time. The friendly cooperation between the two countries meets the fundamental interests of the two sides, and echoes the common aspiration of the two peoples. The Chinese side sets great store by its relations with Sri Lanka,” she added. The Chinese spokesperson said that China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to consolidate the traditional friendship, strengthen mutually-beneficial cooperation, and elevate China-Sri Lanka strategic cooperation partnership to a new level. (Colombo Gazette) She said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party won the election and will lead to form the next government. We want to express our congratulations and China believes that under the leadership of the new government, Sri Lanka will achieve greater progress in its economic and social development.