• World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge has cost about $20bn (£15.3bn)...
  • Chinese traditional paintings on display in Sri Lanka

    An exhibition of Chinese traditional paintings was declared open today. Hosted by the China Cultural Center in Sri Lanka and the Shaanxi provincial Department of Culture, the exhibition features the work of four renowned artists. The organizers said that among the paintings on display is that of Zhang Gao...
  • Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival in China

    The Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”,  directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the “Most Outstanding Film” Award under international category at the Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China from 29 July to 01 August 2018. The Festival was hosted by the All China Television Artists...
  • World’s first intertidal art gallery opens in Maldives

    An intertidal art gallery filled with around 30 sculptures that will act as a habitat for coral and other marine species was opened recently in the Maldives, local media reported. The gallery, called the Coralarium, is located at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort. The cube, at a...
  • Dramas spread wings

    Contemporary Chinese productions are not only taking off in Southeast Asia but are also enjoying growing popularity in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Xu Fan reports. Inoka Weerasinghe, second secretary at the embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, says the hit Chinese TV series Ode to Joy has...
  • Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing participates in Film & TV Programme Exhibition

    The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing participated in the 15th International Film and TV Programme Exhibition, which was held from 17 to 19 May 2018 in Beijing under the theme “New Era, New Accomplishments and New chapter”. Chinese and International Media Agencies participated in the Exhibition along with...
  • Vesak celebrations by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing 

    On Sunday, 29 April 2018, Vesak was celebrated in grand style at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing with the participation of a number of Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps representing Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam, Maldives, Afghanistan, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Slovakia, Singapore, Bulgaria, Peru, Uruguay, and Ethiopia....
  • Sri Lanka mourns death of veteran film director Lester James Peries

    Sri Lanka on Monday mourned the death of veteran film director, producer and screen writer, Dr. Lester James Peries. Peries passed away at the age of 99 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo on Sunday. Dr. Lester James Peries was best known for his movies, Rekawa, Gamperaliya,...
  • Lord Buddha’s sacred relics from Pakistan arrive in Sri Lanka

    In order to present the richest Buddhist historical legacy to the Sri Lankan people, Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival. Minister for Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera along with...