China says Sri Lanka has given a strong rebuttal to the “Chinese debt trap” narrative. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said China welcomed Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry’s rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese “debt trap” in Sri Lanka. Sabry has said that when Sri Lanka went to China in […]
Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to significantly cool in the coming months after peaking near 70% this year, and the nation may gradually relax a currency band as inflows improve, central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said.The post Sri Lanka’s inflation expected to significantly cool in the coming months – CBSL Governor appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in ...
China is extremely worried about the status of Confucius institutes operating out of British universities after Rishi Sunak took over as Prime Minister. Sunak had come hard on China in July while racing for the coveted post as he promised to ban all 30 Confucius Institutes in the UK if he came to power. The […]
BY Lili Bayer At one end, China hawks like the U.S. are trying to converge NATO’s goals with their own desire to constrain Beijing. At the other are China softliners like Hungary who want to engage Beijing. Then there’s a vast and shifting middle: hawks that don’t want to overly antagonize Beijing; softliners that still […]
President Xi Jinping revives interaction with world leaders after securing his third term of power at the communist party’s 20th congress last month. He makes it apparent that in full control of power internally, he now wants to bolster China’s image in the world as its tensions rise with the West. Within days of the […]
Several countries have sought assistance from Bangladesh after the South Asian nation helped Sri Lanka with a currency swap, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said. “We have assisted Sri Lanka from our (forex) reserves. After that, I received requests from many countries,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at […]
By N Sathiya Moorthy Talking to newsmen in Colombo recently, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, CBK, said that the nation demanded a ‘radical system-change’ and voters much elect someone who can do it. In context, she referred to the hugely successful Aragalaya protests earlier in the year and pointed out how they were unprecedented and […]
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday shared that after helping Sri Lanka with currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh.The post After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200 million, many countries made similar requests – PM Sheikh Hasina appeared first on Sri Lanka News - Latest Breaking News in Sri Lanka - ONLANKA N...
Iran is ready to fulfil the energy needs of India, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri who is visiting India as part of political consultations between the two countries. “Both countries enjoy different types of cooperation in the economic sphere. They are partners and complete each other — their economies are complementary. Iran enjoys […]
SLPP MP Prof Channa Jayasumana yesterday said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe should try to realise the task entrusted to him and must pave the way for an election.Addressing a public rally in Meerigama, Prof Jayasumana said that Wickremesinghe had been given the presidency for an interim period to stabilise the economy and political crisis. “He […]
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. Both leaders spoke on a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral, regional and global matters. During the meeting, the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said, “Covid, trade difficulties have taken a toll on the global economy, and […]
The dramatic fuel shortages that accompanied mass protests in Sri Lanka earlier this year may have eased, but for millions of Sri Lankans the economic crisis is worse than ever, said a report by the Amnesty International. It said: This month, the United Nations renewed a humanitarian appeal, stating that 28 percent of the population faces […]
The United Kingdom through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing GBP 880,000 (USD 1,043,395) to strengthen the food and nutrition security of marginal fishers in Tangalle, Negombo, Colombo, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Puttalam, Chilaw, and Mannar. In light of World Fisheries Day (21 November) being celebrated this week, the British […]
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan says he could have created a situation like Sri Lanka, but he didn’t, says a news report published by the Indian Express.The IE report filed from Islamabad, said that Khan stated on Saturday his party was quitting the country’s regional and national assemblies, as he made his first public […]