A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout
A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout
Sri Lanka

Next Hambantota? Welcome to the Chinese-funded US$1.4 billion Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka

  • The building of a Hong Kong-style metropolis on reclaimed land in Colombo using US$1.4 billion of Chinese money sits uneasily with some Sri Lankans
  • They are still smarting from the loss of sovereignty involved in their last encounter with what critics call Beijing’s ‘debt diplomacy’

Topic |   Sri Lanka
A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout
A rendering of the Colombo Port City project in Sri Lanka, which is financed by the China Communications Construction Company. Photo: Handout
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