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Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka to launch WeChat Pay for Chinese tourists

Colombo, A Sri Lankan bank said on Wednesday that Chinese tourists visiting the island country can soon pay for their goods and services through the WeChat Pay facility in order to attract more tourists. Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading private banks, said the WeChat Pay[Read More…]

Sri Lanka aims to import hybrid buses from China

Sri Lanka aims to import hybrid buses from China

Colombo,  Sri Lanka is in talks with China to import hybrid buses to upgrade the island’s public transport sector, the media reported on Tuesday. State Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Ashoka Abeysinghe said that he was in discussions with Chinese companies which manufacture hydrogen powered buses and hybrid buses[Read More…]

Political crisis in Lanka: President Sirisena comes under pressure over dissolution of parliament while US, Japan block aids

Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena has dissolved parliament and has called snap election in the country for January 5, forcing his political rival and deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to challenge the President’s decision in the country’s Supreme Court. Is the Sri Lankan President’s move aimed at scoring political points for[Read More…]

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Sri Lankan President sets Jan 5 for parliamentary polls

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has signed a special gazette notification dissolving parliament and declaring January 5, 2019, as the date for a snap parliamentary election. The President said late Friday that parliament would stand dissolved from Saturday 12 a.m. and nominations for the parliamentary elections would be called[Read More…]

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Sri Lankan crisis: Does India need to be cautious with President Sirisena’s move?

Are competing geo-political rivalry between major international players and divergent affiliations among political leaders along pro-India or pro-China lines, a factor behind sudden eruption of crisis in Sri Lanka? Whatever may be the reason, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa as the country’s[Read More…]

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