Sri Lanka shipped a record 11.8 Million Kgs of tea to China in 2019

Sri Lanka shipped a highest ever 11.8 Million Kgs of tea to China in 2019, Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC said today. Just five years earlier...

China remains confident, urges Sri Lankans not to panic

China says it remains confident it can contain the coronavirus epidemic and win the fight against it and urged Sri Lankans not to panic. The...

Sri Lanka to outsource visa service for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka has decided to outsource visa services for Chinese tourists to a sub-agent in China. The Government said that the move will help draw...

Chinese national arrested at BIA with 200 live scorpions

A Chinese man has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 200 live scorpions. Customs officers at the airport arrested the Chinese man...

Dates not yet fixed for GR’s China visit

Dates have not yet been fixed for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's proposed visit to China, the President's Office said. Director General of Presidential Media Mohan Samaranayake...

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi is to visit Sri Lanka from 13-14 January 2020. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said that the...

China seeks to intensify coordination with Sri Lanka

China is seeking to intensify coordination with Sri Lanka, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui met with outgoing Sri Lankan...

Sri Lanka rejects claims of “Chinese take-over” in Hambantota

Sri Lanka has rejected claims of a "Chinese take-over" using the Hambantota Port. Dispelling rumors of a "Chinese take-over" in Hambantota, Ravindra Jayawickrema, CEO of...

China confident friendship with Sri Lanka will last forever

China is confident its friendship with Sri Lanka and the friendship between the people of both countries will last forever. Huawei, a leading global provider...

China asserts security and control of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka’s hands

China today asserted that the security and control of the Hambantota Port is entirely in Sri Lanka's hands. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka today...

President now says Hambantota Port deal will not be renegotiated

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the Hambantota Port deal will not be renegotiated. The President, who had earlier said that the deal with China must be...

Minister seeks report on suspicious Chinese power deal

Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has sought a report on a suspicious electricity deal involving China. The Minister has instructed his secretary to submit...

President seeks to renegotiate Hambantota Port deal with China

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sought to renegotiate the Hambantota Port deal with China. In an interview with BharatShakti.in and SNI the President said that the...

Chinese state councilor congratulates Sri Lanka’s new FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday congratulated Dinesh Gunawardena on assuming office as Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, the Xinhua news...

China looks to cement ties with new Rajapaksa Government

China is looking to cement ties with the new Government led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan called on...

China sees greater progress in relations with Sri Lanka under Gota

China on Monday congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as Sri Lankan President, saying it is ready to work with him for "greater progress"...

Chinese Navy ship arrives in Sri Lanka

A Chinese Navy ship arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit, the Sri Lanka Navy said. The People's Liberation Army Navy ship “Zhu...

Sri Lanka and China to further elevate cultural relations

Sri Lanka and China have agreed to strive to promote cultural exchanges between Buddhists in both countries. The Agreement for the Establishment of a Friendly...

Revised land deed for Colombo Port City handed over to China

The revised Colombo Port City land deed was handed over to China in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena and Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan...

US Congressman warns China out to help Sri Lanka monitor citizens

A US Congressman has warned that China is looking to help Sri Lanka monitor its citizens. Congressman Ted Yoho said that some countries seem to...