Top Chinese leader says reception to him in Sri Lanka was “far beyond expectations”

Top Chinese leader says reception to him in Sri Lanka was “far beyond expectations”

Colombo, April 8 (newsin.asia): Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the fourth most important leader in China, said here on Friday that the reception that he got in Sri Lanka was “far beyond expectations.” Speaking at a reception given by the Speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, at whose invitation he had come...

Scaling down China’s stake in the Hambantota port

Scaling down China’s stake in the Hambantota port

By P.K.Balachandran/www.newsexpress.lk Colombo, April 7: The prospect of signing a Sino-Sri Lankan agreement on the Hambantota port any time soon, has receded further with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe telling parliament on Wednesday, that the government is considering the possibility of further increasing its stake in the port and bringing down the Chinese stake a few notches down. It is significant...

Signing of Sino-Lankan agreement on Hambantota port put off indefinitely

Signing of Sino-Lankan agreement on Hambantota port put off indefinitely

Colombo, April 2 (newsin.asia): The signing of a Sino-Sri Lankan agreement on the Hambantota port, which was take place between April 7 and 8, has been put off indefinitely apparently because of the continuing controversies in Sri Lanka over the draft agreement, informed sources said. Nevertheless, an 80-member high level business delegation headed by Yu Zhengsheng, Chairman of the Chinese...

Implications of growing Indo-Japanese defense ties for Sri Lanka

Implications of growing Indo-Japanese defense ties for Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 1 (newsin.asia): Growing defence ties between India and Japan, with the US in the background, are likely to have an impact on Sri Lanka’s defense choices, as the island nation is situated right next door to India and bang on the main sea route between the East and the West, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. The confluence of India,...

China bans beards and veils in Xinjiang

China bans beards and veils in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, April 1 - China has introduced new restrictions in the far western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards, the wearing of veils in public places and refusing to watch state television. Xinjiang is the homeland of the Uighurs, a traditionally Muslim group who say they...

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

EXCLUSIVE By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 30 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan capital Colombo is the most suitable to be South Asia’s commercial hub, says Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the US$ 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project being executed by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) . Speaking to this correspondent on Thursday, Liang said that Colombo is...

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, March 27:India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s obsession with China led to India’s working for a regime in Sri Lanka in 2014, the island nation’s former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Monday. He said that the Congress-led government had been very supportive of Sri Lanka as revealed in “Choices”, former Indian National...

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

Don’t ‘meddle’ in Nepal, Sri Lanka, China media warns India

Beijing, March 22 - The Chinese media has threatened to "fight back" any Indian attempt to meddle with China's attempts to enter into military collaboration with Nepal and Sri Lanka. The threat comes amid the ongoing visit of Chinese defence minister Chang Wanquan to Sri Lanka, which will be followed by a tour of Nepal. Chang is accompanied by deputy commander...

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