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Sri Lanka will not allow China military use of Hambantota port

Colombo, Aug 22 (UNI) Sri Lanka will not allow China to only use the Hambantota port for military purposes, Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has said.
The Hambantota port in southern Sri Lanka is located in the world's busiest East-West shipping route and gives China a foothold in a region long dominated by India.
Sri Lanka last year to allowed a Chinese company to operate the port under a 99-year lease. The government said it was forced to lease the port for
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Bangladesh-US commence bilateral maritime exercise CARAT

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First positive Omicron case detected in South Africa on November 8 - Report

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