Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona. Photo: Simon Song
Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona. Photo: Simon Song
China trade

exclusive | Sri Lanka ‘in a hurry’ to resume China free-trade deal talks to get ‘back on the radar’ after recent unrest

  • Talks between Beijing and Colombo over a free-trade agreement that began in 2014 have resumed, according to Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona
  • Sri Lanka has been racked by civil unrest and economic disruptions, but this month reached a deal with the International Monetary Fund for a US$2.9 billion bailout

Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona. Photo: Simon Song
Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona. Photo: Simon Song
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