Chinese envoy meets Mahinda with message from Xi

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan, met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Colombo residence today. At the meeting he had conveyed a...

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...

Chinese Ambassador and four new envoys present credentials

The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka was among five new envoys who presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena today. The new Ambassador of China...

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...

Chinese cultural fair held in Sri Lanka to mark Chinese New Year

A Chinese cultural fair was declared open in Sri Lanka on Friday night to mark the Chinese New Year. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka...

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...

Sri Lanka, China sign deal to co-build dendro power plant

Sri Lanka and China on Friday signed a joint venture agreement to construct Sri Lanka's largest dendro power plant in Moneragala in the country's...

Sri Lanka hosts mass wedding for Chinese couples

Sri Lanka today hosted a mass wedding for 50 Chinese couples at a grand ceremony in Colombo. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka...

China’s free trade talks with Sri Lanka hit major hurdles

Talks between China and Sri Lanka for a free trade agreement have hit major hurdles, mainly because Beijing will not agree to Colombo’s demand...

US report accuses China of using “debtbook diplomacy” with Sri Lanka

The Chinese Government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia and the Pacific including 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)...

China pays final tranche in first investment for Hambantota Port

The final tranche of the investment value for the Hambantota Port concession was released by China Merchant Port Holdings Limited (CM Port) today. The cheque  to...

China firmly supports Sri Lanka safeguarding its national interests

China says it firmly supports Sri Lanka safeguarding its national interests. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said that China has been actively involved...

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, ...

Over 6000 Chinese employed in Sri Lanka on projects

Over 6000 Chinese are employed in Sri Lanka on various projects, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said. Yang Zuoyuan, the Economic and Commercial Counselor at...

Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka unveils guidebook of consular protection

The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka released a guidebook offering consular protection and assistance to Chinese nationals visiting the island country. In a ceremony held...

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...

Sri Lanka resolves to further deepen relations with China

Sri Lanka has resolved to further deepen relations with China, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said today. President Maithripala Sirisena, in a message to Chinese...

China funded Hambantota Port to be a multi purpose port

The China funded Hambantota Port is to be a multi purpose port, the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) said. HIPG said it is in the...

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...