Prime Minister defends relationship with China

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has denied the oft-cited claim that Sri Lanka was ceding control of strategically vital ports to Chinese control and said he didn't...

Sri Lanka expects tourist arrivals from China to see significant growth

Tourist arrivals from China are likely to see significant growth following an assurance from provincial tourism authorities in China, Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry said...

China says Colombo and Shanghai can learn from each other

The Chinese Government says Shanghai and Colombo have lots to learn from each other in metropolitan development and governance. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, ...

Xi tells President Sirisena in letter he wants to improve relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has told President Maithripala Sirisena that he wants to further improve the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and China. President Xi Jinping had...

Chinese delegation in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities

A Chinese business delegation is in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities between both countries. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said that an 18 member business...

China aims to build houses, roads in Sri Lanka’s north to extend sway

China wants to build houses and roads in Sri Lanka's north, much of which is in a state of disrepair nearly a decade after...

Sri Lanka says it was not ‘forced’ to accept Chinese loans

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to China Karunasena Kodituwakku on Wednesday strongly pushed back recent media reports criticizing Chinese investments in his country, saying that Sri...

Hambantota port officials insist Navy will be in charge of security

Officials at the Hambantota port insisted that the Navy will be in charge of security at the port and not the Chinese. A group of journalists...

China says work on southern railway line extension is progressing

China on Thursday said that construction of a major railway line in the south was proceeding on schedule. Construction of the railway line linking Matara...

Chinese Navy ship arrives in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit

A Chinese Navy ship arrived in Sri Lanka today on a goodwill visit, the Navy media unit said. The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Qian...

China insists will not pursue development at Sri Lanka’s expense

China today insisted it will not pursue development at Sri Lanka's expense. Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Pang Chunxue said that in...

Chinese Communist Party assures Sri Lanka support to achieve goals

The Communist Party of China today assured Sri Lanka support to achieve its goals. Guo Yezhou, Vice Minister of the International Department of the Central...

China to boost military ties with Sri Lanka and gift frigate

China is to boost the military ties with Sri Lanka and gift a frigate to the Sri Lankan Navy, a Chinese official said today. Senior...

No other country could better understand the preciousness of Free Trade than Sri Lanka

By Cheng Xueyuan, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka   The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up and also...

PM says probe on allegations of China funding MR continuing

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliamentarians of the United National Party (UNP)-led United National Front (UNF) today that investigations into allegations a Chinese company...

China to continue support which will benefit people of Sri Lanka

China says will it will continue to give support which will benefit the people of Sri Lanka. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka donated medical...

Chinese invite select media in Colombo for meet after NYT report

The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has invited select journalists for an urgent meeting tomorrow (Thursday) following the New York Times report which accused China of...

China rejects “debt trap” allegations linked to Sri Lanka

China and Sri Lanka are committed to pushing forward cooperation on the Hambantota port project and realizing the goal of making Sri Lanka the...

Gotabaya defends former regime’s decision to obtain loans from China

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has defended the decision taken by the former Government to obtain loans from China. The former Government under then President...

Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka breaks silence on news report

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka today broke its silence over a New York Times report published recently which revealed that China had funded former...