South Asia and Beyond

Chinese Foreign Minister Urges Sri Lanka To Resume FTA Talks

COLOMBO: During Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit, Sri Lanka and China signed four agreements; namely an agreement on Economic and Technical Co-operation, the Letter of Exchange on the project of 2,000 subsidised housing units for the low-income category in Colombo, the Handover Certificate of the Technical Cooperation Project for the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference […]Read More

Basil Rajapaksa Discusses Economic Assistance With India

A meeting between Sri Lanka’s Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday has failed to materialise for what government sources indicated were scheduling issues, The Morning has learnt. However, the Minister of Finance did meet India’s National Security Adviser Ajit Doval in New […]Read More

Line Of Credit: Lankan Government Looking At $1.5 Billion From India?

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa is expected to visit India in early December, while reports from the government stated that the impending Indian tour could even take place this week. The Finance Minister had sought meetings with several senior members of the Indian Government including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministers […]Read More