Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena held talks on Thursday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid a push to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies and a review of major Chinese projects in the island nation.
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena headed to Beijing on Wednesday seeking to end a stalemate over China’s biggest investment project in the island which his administration has suspended over allegations of wrongdoing.
The US government said on Tuesday that it was exploring the possibility of increasing its assistance to the Sri Lankan government to help it tackle issues like governance, accountability, commerce and “much more”.
The police will seek a court order to bring down ex-President’s brother and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa in order to question him over alleged financial frauds, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratane yesterday claimed that the no person accused of fraud or corruption had been appointed as a minister on Sunday and hinted there was room for more appointments as well.