The first vessel, The N4K FRICIA from Japan carrying 15 vehicles for trans-shipment, called at the Hambantota last night.
The Hambantota port named after President Mahinda Rajapaksa would be established as a preferred transshipment hub for vehicles, Sri Lanka Ports Authority has said.
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".
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014