BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent a message of condolences to his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides in the country in which 146 people have been killed.
In the message, Xi expressed deep condolences over the victims and showed sincere sympathy to those stricken by the disasters and the families of the victims.
China and Sri Lanka are traditional friendly neighbors, and the Chinese people feel the same as the Sri Lankan people when they suffer in the disasters, Xi said.
The Chinese government is willing to exert all efforts to support the Sri Lankan government in its disaster relief work, and offer support and assistance to the Sri Lankan side, Xi said.
He believes the Sri Lankan government and people will definitely be able to overcome the disasters and rebuilding their homeland.