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...

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 urges Sri Lanka to promote bilateral ties under BRI

China has urged Sri Lanka to concentrate in promoting bilateral pragmatic cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng...

China and Sri Lanka propose joint group to take relationship forward

China and Sri Lanka are looking at the possibility of establishing a joint study group to identify critical success factors that would have to...

Fourteen Chinese detained in Galle without valid visas

Fourteen Chinese nationals detained in Galle without valid visas, the Police said. The Chinese nationals had been employed in Galle without valid work visas. They had...

Sri Lanka keen for early conclusion of China trade deal

Sri Lanka is keen to reach agreement soon on a free trade deal with China, Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana said Tuesday, describing Beijing as...

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...

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 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...

Sri Lanka and China discuss expansion of bilateral relations

Sri Lanka and China have had talks where it was proposed to expand bilateral relations. The talks took place between Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India...

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...

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...

Ranjan claims some UNP MPs bought by China

United National Parliamentarian (UNP) Ranjan Ramanayake today claimed that some UNP MPs have been bought over by China to support Mahinda Rajapaksa. Speaking at the...

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...

Think tank says Hambantota Port a failed OBOR project

The Hambantota Port turned out to be a failed project under China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, a National Security Think Tank established...

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 defends Sri Lanka’s efforts to protect human rights

China has defended Sri Lanka's efforts to protect human rights in the country and called on the international community to support the domestic process...

Sri Lanka Navy takes over missile frigate gifted by China

The official taking over ceremony of P 625 ship to Sri Lanka Navy from China was held under the patronage of Chief of Staff...

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...

China’s Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as...