Day: February 5, 2018

Wary India looks on as Chinese president talks of strategic cooperation with Sri Lanka

China is willing to work with Sri Lanka for better development of bilateral “strategic cooperative partnership”, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, in statement that’s expected to be closely tracked by India as Beijing and Colombo deepen ties.

Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on free trade agreement

Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday.