Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

Sri Lankan opposition asks Sirisena to scuttle Hambantota port deal with Chinese company

Colombo, January 3 (The New Indian Express): Eight Members of the Sri Lankan parliament belonging to the Pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Joint Opposition have written to President Maithripala Sirisena appealing to him to scuttle the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework Agreement signed between the government and the China Merchant Ports Holding Company on the management of the Hambantota port. The MPs, led...

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Sirisena to push for amendments in Sino-Lankan pact on Hambantota port

Colombo, January 1 (The New Indian Express): Given the billowing controversy over the Sino-Sri Lankan Framework Agreement (FA) on Hambantota port in south Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is set to seek some significant amendments in it. He proposes to do so by appointing his own representative in the negotiating team. The Sunday Times reported that Sirisena met...

China gains near total control of Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka

China gains near total control of Hambantota port in South Sri Lanka

Colombo, December 11 (Sunday Times): A Chinese-dominated Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture (JV) will be granted comprehensive control of Hambantota port — including its internal security — under a Framework Agreement signed this week between the Sri Lankan Government and China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort), writes Namini Wijedasa. The agreement was entered into between CMPort and the Secretaries of the...

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka to buy Chinese Xian Y20 military cum civil transport planes: Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

Hong Kong, December 4 (South China Morning Post): Sri Lanka will buy Xian Y20 military-cum civil transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Debashish Roychowdhury of This Week in Asia. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They...

English laws to Apply to Colombo Port City, Says Sri Lankan Prime Minister

Sri Lanka to buy more military transport planes from China

Dec 3 - Sri Lanka will buy more military transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told This Week in Asia in an exclusive interview. “I have travelled around in some of the Chinese transport planes we have. They are good workhorses. Some...

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