China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
Diplomacy

China can extend Hambantota port lease to 198 years, Sri Lankan minister says

  • Beijing denies the deal is being renegotiated after reports that Colombo is revisiting the agreement
  • Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the previous government had agreed to a 99-year lease with the option of another 99 years

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China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
China signed a deal to lease the Hambantota port, located at the southern tip of Sri Lanka, in 2017. Photo: Xinhua
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