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First batch to leave for China next week

The first batch of police and military personnel will head for China next week for a training programme envisaged in the defence cooperation agreement inked between Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, a spokesman said yesterday. The batch is expected to receive training on a range of aspects including the …

Sri Lanka participates in China International Import Expo

Sri Lanka participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai from 5-10 November. A total of 172 countries from five continents as well as international organisations showcased their development achievements and international image at the CIIE. More than 3,600 companies from different countries held discussions and sought common development with over …

Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and seen several delays. Construction has …

Meng Hongwei

Meng Hongwei: ex-Interpol chief caught in China’s anti-graft drive

Fallen former Interpol president Meng Hongwei rose through the ranks of China’s feared public security apparatus before being caught himself in President Xi Jinping’s no-holds-barred campaign against corruption. The vice public security minister, who went missing after travelling to China last month, resigned as head of the France-based international police organisation on Sunday after Chinese …

Ajith Nivard Cabraal

Cabraal says New York Times article is ‘fake’ news

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, has refuted the allegations made in a recent article published by The New York Times, referring to it as ‘fake’ news which has violated the truth and a gross misrepresentation of facts. The New York Times article dated 25 June 2018 titled “How …

President Maithripala Sirisena

Full backing for Chinese investments – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government will actively support Chinese investments in Sri Lanka. President Sirisena has expressed these views at a meeting with China’s Ambassador to Sri Lankan Cheng Xueyuan. The China Times reported that the President has also reiterated his support for the “One Belt, One Road” initiative of Chinese President Xi Jinping. …

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