"I believe what we are looking forward to from the Games is increased Asian harmony."
"We believe sport can make people more healthy and open-minded and they will learn more about how to work together with greater unity."
"I was delighted to hear, for instance, that Yao had a baby."
--Sri Lankan Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama
"China and Sri Lanka are old friends, good friends, traditional friends."
"I have seen that China has a rapid growth…and that growth, that development, in fact spilled not only to the region but to the entire world."
"We won the war against terrorism. Now we are fighting [for] economic development."
--Karunatilaka Amunugama, Sri Lankan Ambassador to China