Updated : 7 months, 1 week ago IST
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 7 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the security and operations of the strategic Hambantota port are managed by his country and not by other nations.
Updated : 9 months, 3 weeks ago IST
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Jan 23 (ANI): A Chinese firm is to set up a cement plant in Hambantota where Beijing already controls the strategic port, in an indication of China's increasing footprint in Sri Lanka.
Updated : 1 year, 3 months ago IST
Washington D.C (United States of America), Aug 14 (ANI): In a move to counter China's increasing influence on Sri Lanka, the United States has announced that it would grant the Indian ocean island a $39 million to boost its maritime security.
Updated : 1 year, 4 months ago IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 28 (ANI): People these days wonder if Pakistan has started going the way of Sri Lanka with its growing engagement with China and in regard to taking loans and working in close cooperation with the latter.
Updated : 1 year, 7 months ago IST
Gwadar [Pakistan], Apr 15 (ANI): China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of Silk Road, has hit a roadblock in seven countries, according to a recent report.
Updated : 1 year, 8 months ago IST
New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Sri Lankan army chief Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on Tuesday clarified that the claims about the Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka being utilised as a foreign military base was false.
Updated : 1 year, 9 months ago IST
Hambantota [Sri Lanka], Feb 7 (ANI): As Sri Lanka celebrated 70 years of independence on February 4 from the UK, its people fear that the country faces a new form of colonialism, which is China.
Updated : 1 year, 11 months ago IST
New Delhi [India], December 14 (ANI): In the wake of China taking operational control of Sri Lanka's strategically located Hambantota Port, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that India is keeping a close watch on the developments taking place in the connection.
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Dec 10 (ANI): Sri Lanka has formally handed over its main southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease.
Updated : 2 years, 1 month ago IST
Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar) [India], Oct. 7 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan navy chief Vice Admiral (Retd.) Jayantha Perera on Saturday said relation between Sri Lanka and China are mainly economic, and added that Colombo would never compromise the national security of any other country.
Updated : 2 years, 3 months ago IST
Beijing [China], July 30 (ANI):After 10 years of negotiations, China Merchants Port Holdings has signed a 1.12 billion dollar agreement with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to develop the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka.
Updated : 2 years, 9 months ago IST
Beijing [China], Feb. 5 (ANI): Sri Lankan ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku has assured that Chinese military activity will not be allowed at the Hambantota Port, following concerns expressed by its neighbours.