Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka expects many benefits from China's Silk Road concept
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 01:16 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka will get many benefits from China's Silk Road concept, Senior Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama says.

Dr. Amunugama, who just returned to the island after attending a meeting on the Asian Cooperation Summit on Silk Road held in Lanshu in the Guangxi Province, said China has plans to make the Silk Road an economic cooperation.

Speaking to national radio, the Minister said Sri Lanka has a special place in China's maritime silk route because Sri Lanka was in the historic silk route as well.

The initiative will enhance the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, he said.

The envisioned land-based Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Route, which includes Sri Lanka, encompass several countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

China insists that its investment in regional maritime infrastructure is economically motivated and says that it will bring economic benefits to host countries.

Sri Lanka has expressed its support to China for the proposed Comprehensive Economic Cooperation in the 21st Century Marine Silk Road construction.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Customs nab four attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs. 2.1 million
-- [2 hours ago]
Landless Elpitiya residents to receive title deeds on minister's birthday today
-- [3 hours ago]
Elections Commission says drafting 2017 electoral register completed, public urged to check the register
-- [3 hours ago]
Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Sri Lanka's fugitive ex-diplomat
-- [3 hours ago]
Prime Minister pledges to recruit 20,000 unemployed graduates as development assistants
-- [4 hours ago]
Qatar Airways announces additional daily non-stop flights to Colombo from 1 September
-- [5 hours ago]
China's Sinosure supports LAUGFS Gas financing facility
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers accused of planning to curtail powers of Auditor General
Sri Lanka Army's annual defense seminar this year to focus on countering violent extremism
Sri Lanka government moots a tax on soft drinks based on sugar content

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.