On October 27 Hua Kuopfeng, Chairman of the central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Premier of the State Council, met with L.
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Background: On October 27 Hua Kuopfeng, Chairman of the central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Premier of the State Council, met with L. Athulathmudali, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and Minister of Trade of Sri Lanka and head of the Government Trade Delegation of Sri Lanka.
Special Envoy L. Athulathmudali handed to Chairman Hua a letter from Prime Minister J.R. Jayawardene.
Chairman Hua had a cordial and friendly conversation with the special envoy.
Chairman Hua requested him to convey to President William Gopallawa, Prime Minister J.R. Jaywardene and the people of Sri Lanka the greetings of the Chinese Government, the Chinese people and himself.
Present on the occasion were members of the Sri Lanka delegation Lakshman De Mel, J.R. Samaranayake, P.M. Hassan, A. Bandaranayake, F.L.C. Obeysekera, R. Jayasinghe and M. Dahanayake.
Present on the occasion was also Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade Li Chiang.