The Sri Lanka – China Friendship Association (SLCFA) yesterday commended the Communist Party of China (CPC) for demonstrating to the world that a nation can advance on her own strength, can be comparatively stronger and forceful and also reach highest levels of development without resorting to be an imperialist, hegemonic or an invader who plunders lands and resources of other countries.
Issuing a press release yesterday, on the occasion of the 72nd National Day of the People’s Republic of China, SLCFA President Attorney-at- Law, Ananda Goonatilleke said that the resilience of the Chinese system that has been built with its human capital was shown during the pandemic. Not only did China demonstrate that the new variants of COVID-19 could be controlled but also that a nation did not need to choose between its economy and the lives of its citizens while fighting the pandemic, he said,
“This year the CPC has hailed that it has eradicated extreme poverty, made several forays into space and are finishing up China’s first space station, which is to be fully functional by the end of next year. China has achieved these gigantic successes only because the CPC has always followed the scientific dialectical guidance of Marxism – Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought and proved to the world an alternative development model,” he said.
Goonatilleke added that even in the struggle against the worse pandemic the humanity ever faced, the Covid-19, China led by the CPC, is doing everything possible to save the people of the world and the Global South, an endeavor that no other country or a nation has launched up to date.