China and Sri Lanka discuss defence ties

China and Sri Lanka had talks on the defence relationship between both countries. The Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel...

US Navy begins military exercise in China managed Hambantota Port

The US Navy today began a military exercise at the Hambantota Port which is managed by China. Commander, Task Force 73 announced the beginning of...

China willing to work with all political parties in Sri Lanka

China says it is willing to work with all political parties in Sri Lanka. In a message released today by the Chinese Ambassador to Sri...

China wants to broaden cooperation with Sri Lanka

China says it stands ready to broaden and deepen practical cooperation with Sri Lanka. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said that the first stage...

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...

China offers to invest in Sri Lanka’s rubber industry

China has offered to invest in Sri Lanka's rubber industry, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake told Parliament today. He said that a delegation from...

PM visits Hambantota Port and holds talks with Chinese officials

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Hambantota Port today and had talks with Chinese officials in the port. He visited the port while in Hambantota...

China and Sri Lanka sign loan agreement for Central Expressway

China and Sri Lanka today signed a concessional loan agreement of US$ 989 million for Central Expressway Project - Section I, covering 85% of...

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 has no concerns on security of Chinese products

Sri Lanka has no concerns on using Chinese products, Minister of Digital infrastructure and Information Technology Ajith Perera said. Sri Lanka is among 170 countries...

Former Minister says China not easily giving Sri Lanka loans

China is not giving Sri Lanka loans as easy as before, a Former Minister told Parliament today. Former Minister Sarath Amunugama told Parliament today that...

US envoy and Defense Attaché visit China funded Hambantota port

A delegation headed by US Ambassador to Sri Lanka & Maldives, Alaina B. Teplitz, visited the Hambantota International Port, the port said in a...

Sri Lanka to review FTA talks with China, India, Thailand

The Government is to review the progress in Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with China, India and Thailand. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told Parliament today...

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...

Chinese get contract to maintain boilers and turbines at Lakvijaya

A Chinese company has been given the contract to maintain boilers and turbines at the third unit of the Lakvijaya coal power plant in...

Port City Colombo receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

CHEC Port City Colombo was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Quality Management System (QMS), adopted by the project company. The certification given by...

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...

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...

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 firmly supports Sri Lanka safeguarding its national interests

China says it firmly supports Sri Lanka safeguarding its national interests. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said that China has been actively involved...