Commissioned into the PLA Navy as Tongling in 1994, the Type 053 frigate is the latest addition to Sri Lanka’s fleet. Photo: Sri Lanka Navy

Chinese frigate’s arrival in Colombo under Sri Lanka flag emblematic of Beijing power play in Indian Ocean

  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena nails his colours firmly to mast and tells Washington he will not compromise his nation’s security in deal with the US
Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations

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Commissioned into the PLA Navy as Tongling in 1994, the Type 053 frigate is the latest addition to Sri Lanka’s fleet. Photo: Sri Lanka Navy
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People in Colombo protest the reintroduction of the death penalty in Sri Lanka. Photo: EPA-EFE

After recruitment drive ends, Sri Lanka picks two hangmen as death penalty for drug offences resume

  • The two men were picked out of 100 applicants who responded to an ad calling for suitable candidates of ‘excellent moral character’ and ‘mental strength’
  • They will have to go through a two-week training, said a prisons spokesman
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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People in Colombo protest the reintroduction of the death penalty in Sri Lanka. Photo: EPA-EFE
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