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Is Tilak Marapana tipped to succeed Karunanayake as Lankan Foreign Minister?

Is Tilak Marapana tipped to succeed Karunanayake as Lankan Foreign Minister?

Colombo, August 8 (newsin.asia): There is speculation that the cabinet Minister for Special Assignments and former Defense and Justice Minister, Tilak Marapana, will succeed Karunanayake as Foreign Minister if the latter vacates his post after alleged involvement in the Central Bank bond scam when he was Finance Minister in 2015. While Ceylon Today has categorically said that Kaunanayake will resign...

Khrushchev argued for India with Mao on Tibet

Khrushchev argued for India with Mao on Tibet

Hong Kong, August 7 (South China Morning Post): Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev argued vehemently for India at a meeting with Chinese leaders Mao Zedong, Zhou En lai and Marshal Chen Yi on the issue of Tibet and the Dalai Lama when he visited Beijing in 1959. At the end of the heated debate Khrushchev even refused to shake hands with Chen...

Chinese envoy predicts Sino-Lankan university to train professionals

Chinese envoy predicts Sino-Lankan university to train professionals

Colombo, August 6: (newsin.asia): The Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, has predicted the establishment of a joint Sino-Lanka University to train professionals to work in Chinese establishments and industries expected to come up in Sri Lanka. Addressing a group of 18 Sri Lankan students who have been given Chinese government scholarships to study in Chinese universities, Ambassador Yi...

Sirisena wants Sino-Lankan deal on Hambantota port to be amended again

Sirisena wants Sino-Lankan deal on Hambantota port to be amended again

Colombo, August 2 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) on Tuesday, that the agreement that the government had signed with the China Merchant Port Holdings Company (CMPort) on July 29 on the Hambantota deep water port, will be amended to the advantage of the SLPA. Answering criticism from the media and the Joint...

Points to ponder over Big Power connectivity projects

Points to ponder over Big Power connectivity projects

Asian rivals China and India are busy putting together intercontinental connectivity projects to enhance their economic and strategic power well beyond their borders, in pursuance of the goal to be the new Big Powers in the 21st Century aptly named the “Asian Century”, writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT.. China is touting its humongous One Belt One Road (OBOR) global connectivity project...

Hambantota port to be part of China’s One Belt One Road project: CMPort official

Hambantota port to be part of China’s One Belt One Road project: CMPort official

Colombo, July 29 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka and China on Saturday signed an amended agreement on further building and running the controversial Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka. While Sri Lanka’s Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe hailed the agreement as one which would help Sri Lanka financially, the Executive Vice President of the partner company China Merchant Group (CMG), Dr.Hu Jianhua, said...

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