At Sri Lanka conference China seeks role in Indian Ocean security

China today sought a bigger role in Indian Ocean security saying no single country can handle the process. Speaking at the Galle Dialogue 2018 in...

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 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...

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 denies claims it uses “debtbook diplomacy” with Sri Lanka

China has denied claims it uses "debtbook diplomacy" with Sri Lanka and insisted that all agreements are based on a mutual understanding. Speaking to the...

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 reacts to being dumped from Sri Lanka housing project

China has reacted to reports it was dumped from a housing project in Sri Lanka. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the cooperation between China...

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...

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...

PM says probe on allegations of China funding MR continuing

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliamentarians of the United National Party (UNP)-led United National Front (UNF) today that investigations into allegations a Chinese company...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chinese subs will not be allowed to dock in Sri Lanka

Chinese submarines will not be allowed to dock in Sri Lanka, newly appointed Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama said. He told India Today that just because...

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...

Namal defends Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, defended the projects funded by China in Sri Lanka. In an interview with India Today, Namal...

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...

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...