Commemorating 70 years of China-Ceylon Rice-Rubber Pact: A landmark agreement in 1952 | Daily FT

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The year 1952 – when the historic agreement between China and Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) was signed, was called the China-Ceylon Rice Rubber Pact. To quote the late Dr. J.B. Kehelgama when he addressed an august assembly in 2002 on the 50th anniversary of the agreement he said, “This agreement was the most useful one signed thus far with Sri Lanka and the most durable and successful in the world.” R.G. Senanayake, the then Minister of Trade and Commerce played a key role in negotiating this agreement, and saw it to fruition. The necessity for this agreement At a time when Ceylon was economically …

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