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Sunday Observer
Critics of H’tota Port deal must first study Agreement - Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda SamarasingheShipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe in an interview with the Sunday Observer
Sunday Observer / Posted 13 hours ago
Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe in an interview with the Sunday Observer says intricate clauses in the much debated Hambantota Port agreement are misinterpreted by the Joint Opposition, for petty gain. Affirming that this was an arrangement... Read more
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Sunday Observer
H’tota Port divestiture proceeds for debt repaymentwhile the rupee proceeds, earmarked for domestic debt management, will be maint
Sunday Observer / Posted 13 hours ago
while the rupee proceeds, earmarked for domestic debt management, will be maintained in a separate account. “For the Hambantota Port money that has come in, it will find its way to a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Account or the DST Account... Read more
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asianage
Nepal, Lanka, Maldives: Delhi strategy in tatters?impinging on Indian national security interests were the elections in Nepal, Sr
asianage / Posted yesterday
impinging on Indian national security interests were the elections in Nepal, Sri Lanka’s handover of the strategic port of Hambantota to China and a Sino-Maldivian free trade agreement. All three need a closer examination. In Nepal, the victory of... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Sri Lankan asylum seekers returnedshe told AAP. An Operation Sovereign Borders update which covers the period of
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
she told AAP. An Operation Sovereign Borders update which covers the period of the incident will not be released until January. The Colombopage news website said the asylum seekers were residents of Matara, Hambantota, Hakmana a... Read more
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News.com.au
Sri Lankan asylum seekers returnedshe told AAP. An Operation Sovereign Borders update which covers the period of
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
she told AAP. An Operation Sovereign Borders update which covers the period of the incident will not be released until January. The Colombopage news website said the asylum seekers were residents of Matara, Hambantota, Hakmana a... Read more
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dna
India asks neighbours to remain sensitive to its security concernwith China and endorsing its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and Sri Lanka fo
dna / Posted 2 days ago
with China and endorsing its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and Sri Lanka formally handing over the strategic port of Hambantota to China — all of these news came to India over the last fortnight from its neighbouring countries. Admitting that... Read more
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dna
A shake up has been given to the defence ministry to speed up acquisitions: Nirmala Sitharamanto the public exchequer. The government had rejected the allegations.Asked abo
dna / Posted 2 days ago
to the public exchequer. The government had rejected the allegations.Asked about handing over of the strategically located Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease by the Sri Lankan government, she only said India has been watchful of all the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Major shake up being given to Defence Ministry: Nirmala Sitharamanthe public exchequer. The government had rejected the allegations. Asked about
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
the public exchequer. The government had rejected the allegations. Asked about handing over of the strategically located Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease by the Sri Lankan government, she only said India has been watchful of all the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Debt-beset Sri Lanka lets China have portDELHI -- Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka f
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
DELHI -- Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week in a deal that government critics have said threatens the country's... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
India is buying world's emptiest airport in its battle for territorial dominance with Chinaeasy access by air for people and supplies. A naval base also requires maritime
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
easy access by air for people and supplies. A naval base also requires maritime air surveillance capabilities. Control over Hambantota airport will give India considerable control over how the port is used," wrote Brewster. "It is difficult to... Read more
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Connecticut Post
India is buying world's emptiest airport in its battle for territorial dominance with Chinaeasy access by air for people and supplies. A naval base also requires maritime
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
easy access by air for people and supplies. A naval base also requires maritime air surveillance capabilities. Control over Hambantota airport will give India considerable control over how the port is used," wrote Brewster. "It is difficult to... Read more
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Business Insider
India is buying world's emptiest airport in its battle for territorial dominance with Chinathe reason for the purchase appears to be the airport's proximity — just a half
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
the reason for the purchase appears to be the airport's proximity — just a half-hour drive away — from a shipping port in Hambantota, which is run by China. As China seeks to spread its reach cross-continent via the One Belt, One Road... Read more
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Business Standard India
Chabahar port: Between the dragon and the deep sealast week, when Iran inaugurated this deep-sea port, India had but a token pres
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
last week, when Iran inaugurated this deep-sea port, India had but a token presence. Down south, Sri Lanka handed over its Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease much more dramatically. India could ... Key stories on business-standard.com are... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
The Highest Two Lash OutAcquires World’s Emptiest Airport at Mattala for US $ 300 Million to Checkmate
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
Acquires World’s Emptiest Airport at Mattala for US $ 300 Million to Checkmate China From Establishing a Naval Base in Hambantota Harbour, it is by David Brewster. He writes: “Geopolitical rivalry between big powers sometimes yields odd... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
Accumulated loss - Rs 46.7 bCommenting on the Hambantota Port, Minister of Development Strategies and Inter
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
Commenting on the Hambantota Port, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama said the Port of Hambantota has severely under-performed and recorded an accumulated loss of over Rs. 46.7 billion as at the end of... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
Hambantota sets sailof US$293 million, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told guests at the cerem
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
of US$293 million, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told guests at the ceremony held to hand over operations of the Hambantota port to the Chinese-led joint venture companies.China Merchant Group Limited, which will now manage and operate... Read more
7d
Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka hands port formally to Chinese firm, receives US$292 millionMangala Samaraweera said. The deal, signed in July, will see China Merchants P
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
Mangala Samaraweera said. The deal, signed in July, will see China Merchants Port Holdings, handling the Chinese-built Hambantota port on a 99-year lease. The port is near the main shipping route from Asia to Europe and likely to play a major... Read more
7d
Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka hands over debt-laden port to Chinese ownerinfluence. The US$1.12 billion deal first announced in July lets a Chinese sta
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
influence. The US$1.12 billion deal first announced in July lets a Chinese state company take over the southern port of Hambantota, which straddles the world's busiest east-west shipping route, on a 99-year lease. "With the signing of the... Read more
7d
Hindustantimes.com
Sri Lanka hands over strategic Hambantota port to China on lease for 99 yearsSri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hamba
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
Sri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99- year lease, in a deal dubbed by the opposition as a sell-out. Two Chinese firms -- Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lanka formally hands over Hambantota port on 99-year lease to ChinaSri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hamba
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
Sri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease, in a deal dubbed by the opposition and trade unions as “a sell-out.” The government’s grant of large tax concessions to Chinese firms... Read more
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dna
Sri Lanka leases Hambantota seaport to China on 99-year leaseSri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the southern seaport of Hambantota t
dna / Posted 7 days ago
Sri Lanka on Saturday formally handed over the southern seaport of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease. Two Chinese firms - Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS) managed by the China... Read more
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8d
The Hindu
Maldives signs trade pact with Chinaof many small and medium countries,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
of many small and medium countries,” state-run Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying. After acquiring Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port on a 99-year lease in a $1.1 billion debt swap deal, China has now roped in the Indian Ocean archipelago... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Island hopping — on Maldives-China FTAconcerns that the PLA-Navy might be looking for a military base in the islands
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
concerns that the PLA-Navy might be looking for a military base in the islands linked to projects in Djibouti, Gwadar and Hambantota. The docking of three Chinese naval warships in Male harbour in August, the first such “goodwill visit”, was... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Storms cause mayhem, delugeto bring the power supply back to normalcy” he confirmed. The most affected are
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
to bring the power supply back to normalcy” he confirmed. The most affected areas are said to be Colombo, Galle, Matara, Hambantota and Kalutara whereas Badulla, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Matale were comparatively affected lesser. Speaking... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Ramba Vihara: History etched in stonewere ruled by two princes, Sri Vallaba and Kirti Megha. Atadas Rata came under
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
were ruled by two princes, Sri Vallaba and Kirti Megha. Atadas Rata came under the Walawa Basin covering part of today’s Hambantota and Moneragala districts. The Ramba Vihara region came under the kingdom of Magampura founded by King Mahanaga of... Read more
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Sunday Observer
EDCF Framework Arrangement of U$ 500 million signedof the completed projects supported by Korea Eximbank in the past are Hatton-Nu
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
of the completed projects supported by Korea Eximbank in the past are Hatton-Nuwara Eliya Road Improvement Project, Hambantota Administrative Complex Project, and the Greater Galle Water Supply Project Phase I & II. The mid-term pipeline... Read more
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Sunday Observer
No cyclone threat as yet, says Met Deptcan also be expected in the Ratnapura, Kalutara and Galle districts. The sea a
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
can also be expected in the Ratnapura, Kalutara and Galle districts. The sea area off the coast extending from Colombo to Hambantota via Galle can be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph. The Department requests the Naval... Read more
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dna
Cyclone Ockhi: Heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, likely to intensify in next 24 hoursColombo-bound Srilankan Airlines flights from Chennai and Bangalore were divert
dna / Posted 16 days ago
Colombo-bound Srilankan Airlines flights from Chennai and Bangalore were diverted to the Mattala Airport in the deep south Hambantota region due to bad weather. The schools in the Central, Western and Southern provinces were closed. Many houses... Read more
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Sunday Observer
PM bats for open and free internet for all amid raging global debate: Holds fruitful meeting with ModiMinisters discussed New Delhi’s $200 million offer to Colombo for control of th
Sunday Observer / Posted 21 days ago
Ministers discussed New Delhi’s $200 million offer to Colombo for control of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka for the next 40 years. They said, the meeting between the two leaders was significant as... Read more
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The Hindu
India, Sri Lanka to expedite projectsharbour, including the Oil Tank farms project, as well as the Indian bid to lea
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
harbour, including the Oil Tank farms project, as well as the Indian bid to lease and manage the Mattala airport in Hambantota. “Our focus was on implementation of all the decisions taken so far,” Sri Lankan High Commissioner Chithranganie... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan PM set to meet Modi, Kovindand Technology Cooperation Agreement, and the terms for a likely deal allowing
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
and Technology Cooperation Agreement, and the terms for a likely deal allowing India to develop the Mattala airport near Hambantota town, where the Chinese hold a majority stake in a port. India and Sri Lanka have also agreed, in principle, to... Read more
29d
dna
PM Modi only world statesman to stand up to China's OBOR: American think-tank Hudson Institutesaid. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after
dna / Posted 29 days ago
said. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after Sri Lanka opted for long-term lease of its Hambantota port for USD 1.12 billion debt swap. "...So we are beginning to see, just through the media, what the Belt and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Modi only world leader to speak against China's BRI: Pillsburysaid. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after
Business Standard India / Posted 29 days ago
said. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after Sri Lanka opted for long-term lease of its Hambantota port for USD 1.12 billion debt swap. "...So we are beginning to see, just through the media, what the Belt and... Read more
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asianage
Modi only world statesman to stand up to China's Belt and Road project: US expertsaid. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after
asianage / Posted 30 days ago
said. There were concerns of debt burden brought in by the BRI projects after Sri Lanka opted for long-term lease of its Hambantota port for USD 1.12 billion debt swap. "...So we are beginning to see, just through the media, what the Belt and... Read more
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