Sinopec is already present at the Port of Hambantota where it operates an oil depot.
Sri Lankan President Wickremesinghe invited the political parties to form an all-party government to overcome the current economic crisis as the Parliament reconvened after a seven-day adjournment.
New York-based Human Rights body said that Sri Lanka's military sought to curtail protests through intimidation, surveillance, and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators since President Ranil took office.
India says it will continue to be supportive of quest of Lankan people for stability and economic recovery
India supports Lankas in accordance with democratic means & values, established institutions as well as constitutional provisions, "and doesn't interfere in internal & democratic processes of it."
The campaign to oust Rajapaksa, organised mainly through posts on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok, drew people from across Sri Lanka's often unbridgeable ethnic divides.
Protesters stormed the Prime Minister's Office on Flower Road in Sri Lanka on Wednesday after clashes with army personnel. The island nation has been hit with a severe economic and political crisis.
Sri Lanka's total foreign debt stands at USD 51 billion. The Indian credit lines since January has provided a lifeline to Sri Lanka amidst the worst economic crisis.
As the pump ran out of petrol, motorists began to protest and the situation escalated into a clash with troops, police said
The economic crisis has prompted an acute shortage of essential items like food, medicine, cooking gas and other fuel, toilet paper and even matches.
India has rushed about USD 3 billion in assistance in the form of line credit and other modes to help Sri Lanka which has virtually declared insolvency and defaulted on all foreign loans.
The prime minister explained that negotiations regarding bridging finance were reliant on Sri Lanka and the IMF concluding a staff-level agreement.
Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday said all income from tickets for the three Twenty20s, five one-day internationals and two test matches would be donated to public welfare initiatives.
The Russian crude delivery had been waiting offshore of the capital Colombo's port for over a month as the country was unable to raise USD 75 million to pay for it.
He replaced Mahinda Rajapaksa who resigned to make way for his brother's plan to appoint an all-party interim government to handle the economic crisis.
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner D Venkateshwaran said that the nation is looking for investment from Tamil Nadu and other southern states.
In what can charitably be called a quirk of democracy, Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as prime minister of Sri Lanka last Thursday.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian, on Sunday, inspected the drug warehouse in Chennai which stores essential medicines that the State plans to send to Sri Lanka, in the first phase.
He sought support from political parties in Tamil Nadu for a referendum in the island nation.
The Madras High Court has refused to stay the Tamil Nadu government’s move to purchase 40,000 tonnes of rice for supplying to Sri Lanka to help it tackle the economic crisis.
Australia’s government has advised nationals to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka after unrest followed this week’s resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.