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Chinese cruise ships to visit Sri Lanka after travel restrictions are relaxed

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing, with a view to attracting more Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka, is also actively exploring the possibility of Chinese cruise ships and yachts visiting Sri Lanka. The…

it’s in China’s interest to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt – Yellen

China is a “very important” creditor of Sri Lanka and it would likely be in the interest of both countries if China participated in restructuring Sri Lanka’s debt, U.S. Treasury…

Sri Lanka begins talks with China on refinancing debt

 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has begun discussions with China about refinancing its debt, a cabinet spokesman said on Tuesday, as Colombo struggles with its worst financial crisis in decades. China…

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka, India revive talks to link electric grids

(Reuters) – India and Sri Lanka have resumed talks on linking their electricity grids, officials told Reuters on Tuesday, a step that could aid New Delhi’s goal of reducing China’s…

Indian Companies Scramble To Set Up Renewable Energy Projects In Sri Lanka

Indian companies have bagged several renewable energy projects in economic-crisis hit Sri Lanka. The Indian government has offered a line of credit to Sri Lanka to help the island nation…

LOLC Group Locks In Leasehold Rights of another Two Land Plots in Colombo Port City for $98M

Browns Investment PLC, the strategic Investment Arm of Ishara Nanayakkara-controlled LOLC Group moves to invest in key leisure and tourism projects of Chinese-backed Colombo Port City (CPC) as it secured…

Crises in the Sri Lankan Economy: Need for National Planning and Political Stability

By Dr.Vagisha Gunasekara Summary Sri Lanka’s current economic quagmire is due to three overlapping economic crises: a meshing of another long drawn-out global capitalist bust phase (which commenced with the…

China Communications Construction Company Bags Two Lucrative Port Deals in Sri Lanka

Chinese-state owned China Communications Construction Company has secured two lucrative port deals at the deep-water East Container Terminal (ECT) of Port of Colombo as China made further inroads deep into…

The United States Delivers $150 Million Funding to Sri Lanka’s DFCC Bank to Support Female-led MSMEs

The United States government disbursed $150 million in financing to DFCC Bank on November 12 to support the sustainable development of Sri Lankan community-based businesses, the U.S Embassy in Colombo announced…

Sri Lanka bans China manufactured ‘organic’ fertilizer after detection of bacteria again

Sri Lanka banned the import of organic fertilizers manufactured in China after state agriculture authorities detected harmful bacteria in them for the second time. Director General (DG) of Agriculture, Ajantha…