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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

No Indians turn up at Kachchathivu St Anthony's church fest: Sri Lanka navy

The two-day event which began yesterday was significant for the navy as it had completed building the new St Anthony's church.

Published on 12th 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

Sri Lankan Navy denies firing at Indian fishermen, but promises probe

The island nation has been particularly against the demands for relaxation of norms for fishermen from Tamil Nadu to use fishing trawlers.

Published on 7th March 2017

Sri Lankan Court of Appeal dismisses Tamil leader Raviraj assassination case

The court dismissed the case on the grounds that the petitioner was not present.

Published on 19th January 2017

Sri Lanka arrests seven Indian fishermen

The minister said Sri Lanka and India will have more talks to seek a solution to the long-standing disputes between fishermen.

Published on 20th December 2016
Hambantota port (Courtesy: Wikicommons)

Japanese vessel detention makes shipping lines avoid Hambantota port

The port, constructed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a Chinese loan of US$ 1.4 billion, has been without business so far because it has no worthwhile hinterland.

Published on 13th December 2016
Hambantota Port (Photo: Wikimedia)

China gains near full control of Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka

The Framework Agreement provides for the setting up of a JV company between CMPort and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

Published on 11th December 2016

Fishermen issue: AIADMK pins hope on ministerial talks between India, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samarweera is expected to hold talks with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj today.

Published on 5th November 2016

Sri Lanka, India hold joint exercise on oil spill prevention

The navy said oil spills had posed a significant threat on the marine environment to date.

Published on 13th October 2016

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