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Sunday Observer
A bouquet to the Appointed and another to the AppointeeAlso, why are they shouting so loudly in protest of Namal Putha being conducted
Sunday Observer / Posted 18 hours ago
Also, why are they shouting so loudly in protest of Namal Putha being conducted to remand prison for leading a protest in Hambantota, storming an office there? The Jt Op questions why, when in their time protestors were permitted a right of the... Read more
18h
Sunday Observer
1990 Suva Sariya should remain 1990 - Dr Harsha de Silvanumber of ambulances (13,424) was assigned for the Colombo district, and the lo
Sunday Observer / Posted 18 hours ago
number of ambulances (13,424) was assigned for the Colombo district, and the lowest number, (1,759) assigned for the Hambantota district. In September 2017, out of 4,150 ambulances dispatched, there were 3,705 hospital admissions, 39... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
Anniversary, corruption and constitution makingto contest their boss seated comfortably. Maybe, they were plotting, planning a
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
to contest their boss seated comfortably. Maybe, they were plotting, planning and gathering forces to illegally storm the Hambantota airport or at least the Indian office there. The father built the airport with no regard for distance from the... Read more
7d
Sunday Observer
Namal’s Theatrics and the inside story of HelloCorpdate. Namal Rajapaksa’s next ordeal this week was the Police investigation int
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
date. Namal Rajapaksa’s next ordeal this week was the Police investigation into a protest the Joint Opposition held in Hambantota against the government’s plans to develop the Mattala International Airport with the help of India. A day before... Read more
8d
The Economic Times
India takes on China at another battlefront: A Sri Lankan airportChina's advance into Sri Lanka. Four years ago, Sri Lanka built Mattala Rajapa
The Economic Times / Posted 8 days ago
China's advance into Sri Lanka. Four years ago, Sri Lanka built Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) in Hambantota, 250 km south from Colombo, with Chinese assistance of $190 million, more than 90 per cent of the total cost.... Read more
8d
Business Standard India
India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpostSri Lanka's Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala said the country had been lo
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
Sri Lanka's Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery. "It was during... Read more
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9d
Hindustantimes.com
India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpostLanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been look
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
Lanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery. “It was... Read more
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9d
asianage
India plans to open an airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpostLanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been look
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
Lanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery. “It was... Read more
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9d
The Economic Times
This Sri Lankan airport could be India's counter to China's OBOR manoeuvreLanka's civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been look
The Economic Times / Posted 9 days ago
Lanka's civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery. "It was... Read more
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9d
Reuters
India eyes airport in Sri Lanka, near Chinese Belt and Road outpostLanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been look
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
Lanka’s civil aviation minister, Nimal Siripala, said the country had been looking for alternative investors in the Hambantota area, where China has built a seaport and is in discussions to build an investment zone and a refinery. “It was... Read more
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11d
asianage
Sri Lankan ex-president's son arrested for leading violent anti-India demonstrationsRajapaksa was arrested for being a member of an unlawful assembly outside the I
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
Rajapaksa was arrested for being a member of an unlawful assembly outside the Indian consulate in the southern town of Hambantota on Friday. Police superintendent Ruwan Gunasekera said Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former leader Mahinda... Read more
11d
Hindustantimes.com
Sri Lankan ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son arrested for anti-India protestRajapaksa was arrested for being a member of an unlawful assembly outside the I
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 11 days ago
Rajapaksa was arrested for being a member of an unlawful assembly outside the Indian consulate in the southern town of Hambantota on Friday. Police superintendent Ruwan Gunasekera said Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former leader Mahinda... Read more
15d
New Kerala
Ties with China mainly economic, says ex-Sri Lankan navy chief - newkerala news #278307country. Vice Admiral (Retd.)Perera made this remark in response to a question
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
country. Vice Admiral (Retd.)Perera made this remark in response to a question on the presence of China in Sri Lanka's Hambantota Port. "The relation between Sri Lanka and China is mainly for the economy. We are actually recovering after 30... Read more
15d
The Hindu
Sri Lankan police, protesters clash near Indian consulate in Hambantotasupporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday protested outside th
The Hindu / Posted 15 days ago
supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday protested outside the Indian Consulate in the southern town of Hambantota, against the government’s move to privatise a nearby airport, police said. The police clashed with the protesters... Read more
16d
Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lankan police clash with protesters, arrest 26him, firing tear gas and water cannon and arresting 26. The US$210 million air
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
him, firing tear gas and water cannon and arresting 26. The US$210 million airport in Mahinda Rajapakse's home town of Hambantota in the south of the island is one of several state-owned white elephants that were built under the former... Read more
16d
The Hindu
Dhaka defends Beijing’s Belt and Road projectin Pakistan and in Sri Lanka they are increasingly seeing the exorbitant costs
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
in Pakistan and in Sri Lanka they are increasingly seeing the exorbitant costs of Chinese aid. Many now call Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port project, a white elephant,” Mr. Tharoor added, explaining India’s position. Mr. Haque’s comments came in... Read more
16d
The Hindu
Dhaka defends Belt and Road projectin Pakistan and in Sri Lanka they are increasingly seeing the exorbitant costs
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
in Pakistan and in Sri Lanka they are increasingly seeing the exorbitant costs of Chinese aid. Many now call Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port project, a White Elephant,” Mr. Tharoor added. Mr. Haque’s comments came in defence of Bangladesh’s decision... Read more
18d
Reuters
Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for local fuel salesdomestic firms that dominate the small but growing market. The veto is the lat
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
domestic firms that dominate the small but growing market. The veto is the latest in a tussle over Chinese investments in Hambantota, a southern town near an important shipping route, where China controls the sea port and plans an industrial zone... Read more
20d
Geelong Advertiser
Surprise Aussie spot named in hot listIt’s home to 265 people, 300 cattle and 500 sheep and in the surrounding waters
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 20 days ago
It’s home to 265 people, 300 cattle and 500 sheep and in the surrounding waters, leatherback and loggerhead turtles. 2. HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA The gateway to Bundala National Park on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this is the port to see some... Read more
20d
News.com.au
Surprise Aussie spot named in hot listin the surrounding waters, leatherback and loggerhead turtles. Leopard in Yala
News.com.au / Posted 20 days ago
in the surrounding waters, leatherback and loggerhead turtles. Leopard in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.Source:istock 2. HAMBANTOTA, SRI LANKA The gateway to Bundala National Park on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, this is the port to see some... Read more
21d
Sunday Observer
China’s ambitions for sleepy Hambantota could shift world trade routesthe full weight of OBOR’s grand strategy and profit making potential are coming
Sunday Observer / Posted 21 days ago
the full weight of OBOR’s grand strategy and profit making potential are coming into view. It’s in a small village called Hambantota along the southern fringe of Indian Ocean beachfront in Sri Lanka. Emerging markets guest forum is a forum on... Read more
21d
Sunday Observer
What the early bird sees: An oasis of peaceMahagama Wewa was my next destination. The Mahagama Wewa can be reached by tra
Sunday Observer / Posted 21 days ago
Mahagama Wewa was my next destination. The Mahagama Wewa can be reached by travelling four kilometres off Mahagama on the Hambantota-Suriyawewa Mahagama road. If one travels from Embilipitiya, an alternative route would be via Moraketiya on the... Read more
28d
Sunday Observer
Port City: Next stage will bring in $ 1 b says PMand raised revenue to service debts,” the Premier said. He said the government
Sunday Observer / Posted 28 days ago
and raised revenue to service debts,” the Premier said. He said the government is being criticized for selling the Hambantota Port to China. We have received US$ 1.1 billion as our fee to set off all additional debts. This will be same with... Read more
28d
Sunday Observer
long-term power generation plans Weak : Country loses Rs 78 billionACE Matara, Asia Power, Sojitz Kelanitissa, West Coast, Nothern Power, Aggreko-
Sunday Observer / Posted 28 days ago
ACE Matara, Asia Power, Sojitz Kelanitissa, West Coast, Nothern Power, Aggreko-Galle, Aggreko-Kurunegala2, Aggreko-Hambantota and Aggreko-Pallekele. In addition to these expensive suppliers, 22 percent of peak power came from thermal oil,... Read more
29d
Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka in talks with two Chinese firms for US$3 billion refineryChinese-controlled port, a top government official said on Friday. Sri Lanka w
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 29 days ago
Chinese-controlled port, a top government official said on Friday. Sri Lanka wants to build a new refinery in its southern Hambantota port, where China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPH) has a 99-year lease to handle commercial operations. Located... Read more

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