CID commences investigation into forged Chinese embassy letter

February 01, 2023

The CID has commenced an investigation into the forged letter that was circulated on social media presenting a distorted view of China’s view relating to debt restructuring. The investigation has commenced based on a complaint lodged by the Chinese ambassador to Sri Lanka. The ambassador has requested the authorities to inquire into who created the letter and who disseminated it.

Following the dissemination of the letter, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka clarified that the letter circulated on social media, under its official letterhead and written to Sri Lankan President & Financial Minister, was completely forged.