Hambantota Harbour will not be sold; Malik Samarawickrema

Hambantota Harbour will not be sold; Malik Samarawickrema

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Minister Malik Samarawickrema has emphasized that the Hambantota Harbour will not be sold to any country. He said that Sri Lanka was able to gain many benefits from the Prime Minister’s tour of China.
Minister Malik Samarawickrema said that the harbour will not be sold to anyone or any other Government. Everyone is aware of the huge loans taken by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. Massive loans had been taken from the Chinese Government for various projects and everyone is aware that the projects had not been successful. As such the country has been caught up in a major debt trap.
The previous regime is to be fully blamed for it. But the Minister said that the President and the Prime Minister had discussed with the Chinese Government about alternatives how to overcome from this debt trap. He mentioned that efforts are now being made to create a Company in the country and give shares to China as well as Sri Lanka and develop the harbour.