Sri Lanka minister to make first China visit post election

February 17, 2015 8:55 AM

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Sri Lanka minister to make first China visit post election

BEIJING (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's foreign minister will visit China next week in the highest-level trip to Beijing by a member of the new government, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, as China seeks to ensure the safety of its investments there.

New Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has unnerved China with his re-examination of certain key Chinese-invested projects, including a $1.5 billion "port city" project in Colombo that India is concerned is a security risk.

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