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...

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’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, 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 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...

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...

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 briefs US State Department on Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka has briefed the US State Department on the Hambantota Port and assured that there would not be a foreign military presence at...

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 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...

Myanmar dismisses fears linked to Chinese funded Hambantota port

Myanmar has dismissed fears linked to the Chinese funded Hambantota port and said it will go ahead with a Chinese-backed deep water port project in...

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...

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...

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...

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 continue support which will benefit people of Sri Lanka

China says will it will continue to give support which will benefit the people of Sri Lanka. The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka donated medical...

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 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...