Maldives defends China FTA; confident of Sri Lanka ties

By Easwaran Rutnam The Maldives Government today defended a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China and also expressed confidence over its relationship with Sri Lanka. Addressing...

No hidden agenda in China-Lanka cooperation

By Yi Xianliang, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka   Profound and complex changes are taking place in the current world regarding geopolitical and economic circumstances, with...

Sri Lanka to host wedding for 100 Chinese couples

Sri Lanka is to host a wedding for 100 Chinese couples at Town Hall in Colombo on December 17, the Government announced today. The royal...

Chinese Film Festival in Colombo to mark Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year – the 3rd Chinese Film Festival organized by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the National Film...

Hambantota port formally handed over to China-led company

The Hambantota port was today formally handed over to a China-led company and Sri Lanka received its initial payment for the lease. Following the signing...

China says Port City being built at an accelerated pace

China’s largest engineering firm, China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), says it is firmly on track with its railway project in Malaysia and is also...

China-Sri Lanka Lanka Friendship unstoppable

By Yi Xianliang, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka I am going to complete my assignment and return to my motherland today. On February 24, 2015,...

China-built railway in southern Sri Lanka starts track-laying

The track-laying commencement of the first phase of the China-built Matara-Kataragama railway extension project has been held in Matara in southern Sri Lanka. The first...

Hambantota Port signs first TSA deal with Japanese transportation giant

The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) has entered into their very first Terminal Service Agreement (TSA) with K-Line PTE Limited (KLPL), one of the...

Hambantota harbour workers protest against China deal

Hambantota harbour workers today staged a protest in Colombo against the deal between the Government and China. The deal gives a Chinese company majority shares...

Sri Lanka’s leading wildlife experts welcome China’s ban on ivory sales

Sri Lanka's leading wildlife experts and environmentalists on Thursday welcomed China's decision to ban ivory sales, saying all countries should follow China's example in...

Sri Lanka uses China as example on need to support Government

Sri Lanka has used China as example on the need for the people of the country to support the Government. Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku, the Ambassador...

China confident its relationship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger

The Chinese Government today said that it is confident that the friendship with Sri Lanka will grow stronger. Cheng Xueyuan, the Ambassador-designate of the People's...

Sri Lanka receives a further USD 97.365 million for Hambantota Port

The Government today said it has received the second installment as part of the deal on the Hambantota Port. The Sri Lanka Ports Authority said...

Sri Lanka keen to strengthen cooperation with China on agriculture

The Sri Lankan Government says it is keen to strengthen cooperation with China in the field of agriculture, the Asia Pacific Focus website reported. Minister...

Sri Lanka assures China will tackle issues related to project deals

Sri Lanka has assured China it will tackle issues related to project deals between both countries. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan held...

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...

China donates rice to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance

China today donated a stock of rice to Sri Lanka as humanitarian assistance to those affected by the recent drought. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri...

Sri Lanka sees relations with China growing under Xi’s leadership

Sri Lanka on Friday said it sees the relationship with China growing under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Asia Pacific Daily (APD)...

Government notes China is a dependable friend

The Government has noted that China is a dependable friend and has been there during good times and bad. State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake...