US lawmakers have raised concerns over China’s role in the Hambantota port. The port was discussed when the lawmakers expressed concerns over the ambitious ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative of China and... More
Sri Lankan troops patrolled a coastal town on Sunday (Nov 19) where nearly 90 homes were damaged and cars set alight in violence between the island's Sinhalese and Muslim communities.
A brawl over a... More
A Sri Lankan court has summoned the commander of the country's Army tomorrow over the disappearance of 24 Tamils since their arrest in 1996 by security forces during the internal conflict with the... More
Malaysian security and enforcement personnel will undergo sea combat training in Sri Lanka to strengthen and upgrade their skills in maritime security control, the New Straits Times reported.
Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander... More
China will not attach any strings when extending financial assistance to Sri Lanka and will not use an investigation into alleged human rights violations or war crimes during the armed conflict as a... More
Days prior to Sri Lanka’s human rights record being scheduled to be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 15 November... More
Sri Lanka has announced plans to replace all state-owned vehicles with electric or hybrid models by 2025, a move that will be extended to private vehicles by 2040.
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said on ... More
The construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota has been approved by the country’s cabinet, the Government information department said.
The 400 Mw LNG power plant in Hambantota... More
The training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will visit Sri Lanka Friday (Nov 10) for a four-day goodwill visit, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said.
The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang rejected comments made by a top US official with regards to Chinese assistance to Sri Lanka.
Yi Xianliang, in an opinion article sent to the media... More
The joint venture between China Merchants Port Holding Company (CMPH) and Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to operate the Hambantota Harbour would start operations on December 8, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Prime Minister... More
Despite delays in Sri Lanka’s reconciliation process the US will “stand by” Sri Lanka to bring “enduring and sustainable” peace, a top official said, insisting America was ready to engage on wide-ranging issues... More
Sri Lanka and China jointly launched the "Sri Lanka-China Logistics and Industrial Zone Office" in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota on 4 November.
The office will overlook the operation of the 50-square-kilometer Industrial... More
With President Donald Trump undertaking an 11-day visit to Asia, the longest such visits by a US President to the region in 25 years, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon... More
A delegation from the European Union (EU) expressed concern Colombo on 2 November over Sri Lanka’s failure to reform its anti-terror laws, a key condition for receiving tariff concessions to access the 28-member... More
Asitha Udaya Priyantha has found his dream job. The 22-year-old is already his own boss, cruising Sri Lanka's streets in his auto-rickshaw, earning good money on his own time.
But this is not what... More
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Beijing Wednesday (Nov 1).
Wang said China highly values its relations with Sri Lanka, and regards the country as... More
Writing about our relationship with our neighbours and the world last year I predicted that the UNFGG government will eventually let go of its Indian tilt, despite the objections of some sections of... More
Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More
If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired. The... More
Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More
The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More