China-Sri Lanka Current Affairs - 2020

INDRA 2020: India-Russia to conduct Naval drills in Andaman Sea

India and Russia are to hold bilateral naval exercise INDRA 2020 in Andaman Sea, close to strategic Strait of Malacca. The exercise is being conducted while the Indian Navy is on high operational alert due to the standoff with China in Ladakh. Highlights Three Russian Naval ships are to take part in the exercise on Read More…

Indian Naval chief on a four-day visit to Sri Lanka

The Chief of Naval Forces Admiral Karabir Singh is to visit Sri Lanka between December 19 and December 22, 2019. The visit is aimed to strengthen bilateral maritime relations between the countries Highlights The admiral will hold bilateral talks with the vice-admiral De Silva and other senior government officials. He will also attend the passing Read More…

Sri Lanka Election: Gotbaya Rajapaksa to be sworn in as new President

The former wartime Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajpaksa of Sri Lanka has won the Presidential Election. He took 52.25% of vote against his rival Sajith Premadasa. Mr Rajapaksa won in Sinhalese majority areas and Mr Premadasa had scored in regions that were dominated by the Tamilians. Highlights National Security was seen as the dominant issue of Read More…

Sri Lanka and China sign tripartite agreement to construct Financial City Centre in Colombo

Sri Lanka and China have signed a tripartite agreement to proceed with the construction of a Financial City Centre in Colombo. The agreement was signed between Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development and China Harbour Engineering Company. Key Facts The Colombo International Financial City project aims to transform Sri Lanka Read More…

Sri Lanka announces resumption of Chinese Colombo Port City project

Sri Lankan Government has formally announced the resumption of work on the stalled Chinese Colombo Port City project. The announcement was made in the Joint Statement by China and Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the official state visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Beijing. Key highlights of the Joint Statement Both sides will Read More…