The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has responded on twitter to the comments made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about China during his visit to Sri Lanka today (28). In a tweet the embassy said it is only keen on promoting China-Sri Lanka friendship and cooperation and is unwilling to engage in an #AlienVsPredator game invitation.
During a joint press conference held in Colombo today US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned Sri Lanka that China is a predator and continues to violate sovereignty on land and at sea. Pompeo said that the US comes as a friend and a partner. He said the US wants to take the partnership with Sri Lanka forward based on democratic values.
Pompeo said that democracies like the US and Sri Lanka have a shared vision for free and open shipping lanes.
“These are visions the people of Sri Lanka share with the people of the United States. The Chinese have a different vision. We want to make sure the people of Sri Lanka can exercise their sovereign right to remain independent,” he said.