Sri Lanka is in the grip of China: Chinese Flag in Hambantota
The Chinese national flag was hoisted for the first time at the Hambantota port premises on the New year day yesterday (Jan. 01).
Earlier, the national flag of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Port Authority flags were hoisted, and yesterday the Chinese national flag was hoisted for the first time.
However, all the flags along with the Chinese national flag are at the same height now.
Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic southern port of Hambantota to China Merchant Port Holdings Company on a 99-year lease, on 9th of December last year.
It will be operated as a joint venture company with Sri Lanka Ports Authority.