Chinese built Hambantota port begins ops in Lanka

The first vessel, The N4K FRICIA from Japan carrying 15 vehicles for trans-shipment, called at the Hambantota last night.

Lanka to develop Hambantota port as trans-shipment hub

The Hambantota port named after President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be established as a preferred transshipment hub for vehicles, Sri Lanka Ports Authority has said.

Chinese help for Hambantota port for `commercial purposes`

Amid growing concerns that China
is seeking to strengthen its naval presence in the Indian
Ocean, a top Chinese official said on Thursday that its projects in
Sri Lanka was only for "commercial purposes".