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...

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...

Sri Lanka assures China it will actively participate in “Belt and Road”

Sri Lanka has assured China that it will actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said today. The...

Sri Lanka assures China it will resolve issues around some projects

China had discussions today with President Maithripala Sirisena on issues which have arisen over some Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka. A Chinese delegation led...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka defends trade deals with Singapore, China and India

Sri Lanka today defended the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore and the proposed deals with China and India, Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news...

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...

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...

China rejects speculation on Hambantota port project

China has rejected as pure speculation some claims made with regards to the Hambantota port project. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the Hambantota port...

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...

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 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...

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 tells China unfounded claims made on some projects

Sri Lanka has told China that unfounded claims are being made on some of the projects funded by China in Sri Lanka, with ulterior...

Sri Lanka expects relations with China to further strengthen

Sri Lanka expects relations with China to further strengthen, Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today. He said this when he met the newly appointed Chinese...

China insists it has lent “sincere support” to Sri Lanka

China insists its has lent "sincere support" to Sri Lanka and provides assistance to the best of its ability to help Sri Lanka close...

China and Sri Lanka unite in Maritime Silk Road archaeological research

Shanghai Museum has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lanka Central Cultural Fund on a five-year archaeological cooperation program. Yang Zhigang, the...

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)...