A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song
A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song

Sri Lanka moves ahead on major port project amid fears of China’s influence

  • Lawmakers passed legislation to create a board to run the luxury development after making changes to a bill ruled unconstitutional by the top court
  • Plans for the belt and road project include an integrated resort and casino and conference centre zone, a marina, residential developments and green spaces

Topic |   China-Sri Lanka relations
A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song
A Colombo Port City model is displayed for Chinese investors at the Sri Lankan embassy in Beijing in July 2019. Photo: Sion Song
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