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 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...

China warns Sri Lanka over attempts to sour relationship

China has warned Sri Lanka over attempts to sour the relationship between both countries. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said that there...

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...

Sri Lanka says opening of Bank of China in Colombo a key step

Sri Lanka says the opening of Bank of China will be important for investments and also Sri Lanka's economy. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at...

China assures no hidden conditions to its assistance to Sri Lanka

China today assured there are no hidden conditions attached to its assistance offered to Sri Lanka. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan had given...

Sri Lanka’s Premier wants India and Japan cash to balance China

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sri Lanka is seeking foreign investment from India, Japan and others amid criticism over his country’s reliance on Chinese...

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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 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, 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...

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...

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 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...

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...