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Sri Lanka to hand Hambantota port to Chinese firm, receive $300 million


Sri Lanka will hand over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company on Saturday (9) and receive around $300 million out of a $1.1 billion deal soon after, Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.

The deal, signed in July, will see China Merchants Port Holdings (0144.HK), handling the Chinese-built Hambantota port on a 99-year lease.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa is exacting a grand scheme of revenge – Mangala


Mangala Samaraweera

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera stated that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently scheming to exact revenge on the general public who voted to oust him from power in 2015 through his attempts misrepresent acts of the current government. 

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Drought could reduce paddy production by 50%: Ranil Wickremesinghe


Ranil Wickremesinghe

The ongoing drought could affect the whole country especially if the paddy production goes down by 50 per cent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

The Premier made this statement at the unveiling of the pinnacle at the Sri Mamgalarama Temple in Galnewa last evening.

"There is a drought prevailing in the country at the moment. It has not affected this area alone as it could create a negative effect on the whole of Sri Lanka. It could make the paddy production go down by 50 per cent. Rice mills have to be closed down if that happens," the premier said.

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An ‘Aloysius’ behind H’tota port agreement : Pivithuru Hela Urumaya


Gammanpila

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said the Hambantota Port agreement signed with the China Merchant Company was corrupt and that it was evident an ‘Aloysius’ was behind this deal.

It said a five-member committee had reviewed two proposals, one more favourable than the other, submitted by two companies to lease out the port but the government had opted to the least profitable agreement.

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Management of Mattala International Airport to be transferred?


Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states that attention has been drawn towards the transfer of the Mattala International Airport’s management to another company.

The Premier stated that the management’s transfer was being considered in an effort to elevate its profits.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that no Chinese national would be given employment in the Hambantota Port.

He expressed this sentiment upon attending an event in Hambantota itself.

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The Hambantota port agreement signed


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The amended agreement on the Hambantota Port was signed between the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and China Merchant Port Holdings, a short while ago in Colombo. 

The $1.1 billion deal to lease the southern Hambantota port to China was inked on Saturday, after several months of delay caused by local protests and claims by opposing politicians that this would threaten national security.

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All Ceylon Port General Workers poised to launch strike


Strike

The All Ceylon Port General Workers’ Union announced that they would conduct a demonstration tomorrow (27), opposing the transfer of ownership of the Hambantota Port to private companies.

Chief Secretary of the All Ceylon Port General Workers’ Union, Chandrasiri Mahagamage added that a strike would also be launched the following day (28).

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Ceylon Petroleum trade unions go on strike; public subjected to distress


Ceylon Petroleum

President of the Ceylon Petroleum General Services Union, Ashoka Ranwala stated that fuel distribution had been stalled island-wide as a result of the ongoing strike.

The petroleum trade unions launched the strike at 12.00 am today (25), based on three demands.

According to the Petroleum Trade Unions Collective, expressing disapproval over the transfer of fuel tanks at the Chinese Port to India and the transfer of fuel tanks at the Hambantota Port to China were among the three demands.

Ceylon PetroleumPresident of the Ceylon Petroleum General Services UnionAshoka RanwalaPetroleum Trade Unions CollectiveHambantota PortSecretary to the Ministry of PetroleumUpali MarasinghePresidentPrime Minister

US Nave arrived,Pacific Partnership launched in Hambantota


US Nave arrived,Pacific Partnership launched in Hambantota

USNS Fall River, the expeditionary fast transport ship of the US Navy, arrived in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port on Tuesday to provide a platform for the two-week-long multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducting by the Pacific Partnership.

Pacific Partnership’s mission in Sri Lanka include a number of both military and civilian experts from the US, Australia and Japan apart from Sri Lanka.

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Chinese military activity will not be allowed at the Hambantota port


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Chinese military activity will not be allowed at the Hambantota port considering concerns from India, Sri Lankan ambassador in Beijing said, playing down protests by hundreds of opposition supporters over handing of 80 per cent stakes of the strategic port to a Chinese firm.

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