Hambantota’s location at the southern tip of Sri Lanka makes it a potential key maritime hub in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
Hambantota’s location at the southern tip of Sri Lanka makes it a potential key maritime hub in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Xinhua

exclusive | Sri Lanka is not renegotiating Hambantota port lease deal with China, ambassador says

  • If there are talks going on, the two sides are ‘whispering … so that nobody else hears’, Palitha Kohona says
  • Envoy also denies claims Sri Lanka is sliding into a debt trap, saying China accounts for just 10 per cent of its outstanding borrowing

Hambantota’s location at the southern tip of Sri Lanka makes it a potential key maritime hub in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
Hambantota’s location at the southern tip of Sri Lanka makes it a potential key maritime hub in the Indian Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
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