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Virtual Meeting between EAM Dr S Jaishankar and Finance Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Basil Rajapaksa

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar held a virtual meeting with Finance Minister of Sri Lanka H.E. Basil Rajapaksa on January 15, 2022. This interaction follows Mr. Rajapaksa’s visit to…

8th Edition of India – Sri Lanka Joint “EXERCISE MITRA SHAKTI” Commences at Amapara, Sri Lanka

The 8th edition of India-Sri Lanka bilateral joint exercise Mitra Shakti commenced today at the Combat Training School, Ampara in Sri Lanka. The two week long exercise is being conducted from…

Sri Lanka to cease building coal-fired plants, aims to be net-zero emitter by 2050

By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will cease building new coal-fired power plants and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in an address to…

India, Lanka and Maldives hold first deputy NSA level meet

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 6 (ANI): The first Deputy National Security Adviser level meeting was held virtually between India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives on Wednesday. The meet aims to…

COVID-19: Sri Lanka approves Chinese Sinovac vaccine for emergency use

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 17 (ANI): Sri Lanka has approved the emergency use of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19. It is the second Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved by Sri…

Another Chinese Enclave in Sri Lanka: Colombo Port City

China is building yet another enclave in Sri Lanka, Colombo Port City (CPC), raising concerns not only about its impact on local livelihood and traditional ways of being but even…

China tightening grip on Sri Lanka by exploiting its vulnerable situation: Think tank

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 7 (ANI): China is attempting to tighten its grip on Sri Lanka by exploiting the vulnerable situation of the island nation to fulfil its ambitious Belt…

Chinese men seen in military uniform at Sri Lankan dredging site continues to evoke furore

Beijing [China], July 4 (ANI): As China moves ahead to take control of Sri Lankan infrastructure, the alleged deployment of Chinese military personnel in Hambantota continues to evoke furore and…

China’s growing control over Sri Lanka infrastructure projects sparks concerns

Colombo [Sri Lanka], July 2 (ANI): China's increasing control over high-profile Sri Lankan infrastructure projects has renewed fears that the country may soon become a Chinese colony. This comes after…

Sri Lanka asks Beijing embassy to educate Chinese company’s employees not to wear military style uniform

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 30 (ANI): The Sri Lankan government has asked the Chinese embassy in the country to educate a Chinese company to refrain its employees from wearing military-style…

The Great Chinese Loan Trap

Chinese Loans to Other Countries Predatory, Opaque in Nature Chinese loans have surpassed lending by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund combined together. It has become the largest…

Chinese presence in Sri Lanka ‘could pose a threat’, keeping close watch: Indian Navy

By Ajit K Dubey New Delhi (India), June 19 (ANI): With the Chinese Navy getting new port projects in Sri Lanka, a top Indian Navy officer said that it 'could…