Sri Lanka says FTA talks with China progressing smoothly

Sri Lanka on Friday said that talks on a Free Trade Agreement with China (FTA) were progressing smoothly. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce...

Sri Lanka and China in the eyes of photographers

An exhibition to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China was opened today in Colombo. Titled 'Sri Lanka and China in...

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 negotiating “comprehensive” FTA with China

Sri Lanka says it is negotiating comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with China and India, Asia Pacific Daily reported. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera noted that...

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...

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...

China to help Sri Lanka increase market for black teas

China has offered to help Sri Lanka improve the market of black teas in China, a Minister said on Thursday. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 seeks to push forward development agenda with Sri Lanka

China today sought to push forward the development agenda with Sri Lanka and strengthen the relationship between both countries. The President of China, Xi Jinping,...

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...

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...

Chinese military delegation holds talks with Army chief

A Chinese military delegation held talks with Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake at the Army Headquarters, the Army media unit said in a statement...