(FILES) This file photo taken on February 10, 2015 shows a general view of Sri Lanka's deep sea harbour port facilities at Hambantota. Sri Lanka's government on July 25, 2017 approved the sale of a 70 per cent stake in a loss-making but strategically-placed deep sea harbour to China at $1.12 billion, the ports minister said. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI

Sri Lanka’s president sacks outspoken justice minister who criticised US$1.1 billion port deal with China

Sri Lanka’s government last month signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 per cent stake in a US$1.5 billion port to China

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations

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(FILES) This file photo taken on February 10, 2015 shows a general view of Sri Lanka's deep sea harbour port facilities at Hambantota. Sri Lanka's government on July 25, 2017 approved the sale of a 70 per cent stake in a loss-making but strategically-placed deep sea harbour to China at $1.12 billion, the ports minister said. / AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI
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