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Sri Lankan cabinet forms committee to go into deal with China on Hambantota port

The Sri Lankan cabinet has formed a committee to go into the government’s latest proposal on the distribution of shares in the Sino-Sri Lankan joint venture.

Published on 22nd March 2017

Sirisena tells Chinese defense minister pacts with China will not harm independence and security of Sri Lanka

Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the 80 % stake to be given to a Chinese state-owned company in the Hambantota port.

Published on 20th March 2017

Colombo’s pro-West tilt brings Chinese Defence Minister post haste to Sri Lanka

Concerned about Sri Lanka’s lurch towards the US and the West, China is sending its Defence Minister Gen.Chang Wanquan to Colombo for a there-day trip beginning on Sunday.

Published on 19th March 2017

Sri Lanka proposes to cut Chinese stake in Hambantota port from 80 to 60 per cent

The proposal comes in the wake of the Ports Minister Arjuna Ranatunga campaigning against the existing agreement on the port.

Published on 18th March 2017

Sri Lankan government to have veto on military use of Hambantota port

There is already a Sri Lankan naval base there, which, according to the agreement, will become a property of the joint venture company.

Published on 12th March 2017

US navy establishes presence in Hambantota beating China to it

Pacific Partnership is the largest multinational humanitarian exercise, the embassy says.

Published on 6th March 2017
S. Jaishankar (Photo | EPS)

Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to meet Sri Lankan leaders on Monday

Officials described Jaishankar’s visit as a routine one to keep himself abreast of the latest developments in the island nation, besides keeping track of the progress of existing Indian projects.

Published on 17th February 2017

Chinese investors losing patience over Hambantota agitations: Envoy Yi Xianliang

China is funding a 15,000 acre economic zone in Hambantota in the island’s south and is also going to take over 80 percent of the Hambantota Port as per a Framework Agreement.

Published on 16th February 2017

China 'Silk Road' project in Sri Lanka delayed as Beijing toughens stance

Heavily indebted Sri Lanka needs the money, but payment for China's interests in Hambantota port could be delayed by several weeks or months

Published on 16th February 2017

Lanka worries about Indian ‘Trojan horse’

Sri Lanka’s fear of economic domination by ‘Big Brother’ India has now replaced the earlier bogey of a military threat

Published on 9th February 2017

Chinese military will not be permitted at Hambantota port

Ironically Rajapaksa who procured about USD 7 billion for Hambantota and other projects opposed the handing over of the port and land to Chinese.

Published on 4th February 2017

Indian entrepreneurs want road link with Sri Lanka across Palk Strait

There is a lot of support in Tamil-speaking North Sri Lanka for a road link with India because it will make travel to and fro much easier and cheaper.

Published on 2nd February 2017

Why India doesn't want Trincomalee

Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s comments that talks are on with India for developing the Trincomalee harbour has ruffled feathers in the island nation.

Published on 23rd January 2017

India denies talks are on to take over development of Sri Lanka's Trincomalee port

Critics of the present Sri Lankan government says it is eager to give Trincomalee harbor to India to balance the grant of stake in Hambantota harbor to a Chinese firm

Published on 20th January 2017

India, Sri Lanka talks to develop Trincomalee port enters final stage  

China is now said to be investing in the Colombo port, an announcement that has caused discomfort to India.

Published on 18th January 2017

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