Chinese labourers working on the Matara-Kataragama railway extension project in Matara in southern Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua

Sri Lanka wants more time to negotiate free trade deal with China as concern mounts over Beijing’s influence

Sri Lanka has also been trying to get investment for a little utilised airport on its southern tip, in Mattala, built at a cost of US$253 million by China

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations

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Chinese labourers working on the Matara-Kataragama railway extension project in Matara in southern Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
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