Sri Lanka signs deal on Hambantota port with China

Posted on: July 29, 2017 | views: 26

Sri Lanka has signed a $1.1bn dollars deal with China for the control and development of the southern deep-sea port of Ham-ban-tota.

The deal had been delayed by several months over concerns that the port could be used by the Chinese military.

The government has given assurances that China will run only commercial operations from the port, on the main shipping route between Asia and Europe.