Sri Lanka to sell 80 percent of southern Hambantota port to Chinese firm

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  1. indiazain

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    HeinzGud Senior Member Senior Member

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    Sirisena can't do much in Sri Lanka now a days. He's as good as a ceremonial president now a days. Ranil W wields the real political power in Sri Lanka. He has decided to sell the port to the Chinese. I don't think Sirisena can oppose it now. More over people don't take Sirisena seriously now.

    And about the loan. It's not $8 billion. It's actually around $1.5 billion mark.
     
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    angeldude13 Lestat De Lioncourt Senior Member

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    Time to revive the LTTE and slaughter these fellow dharmic traitors.......
     
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    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    US could easily stop any Chinese incursion in pak. USA just has to support an independent Baluchistan and it will be the end of pak and China homo love fest.


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    this is why they are involving Russia .......................
     
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    Well,

    a) Yes I do.
    b) No I do like India
    c) I do like Tamil minority. I don't like the separatist elements who ask for a bogus homeland.
    d) No I don't

    No one in Sri Lanka likes both Indian and Chinese presence in Sri Lanka. We only took loans to develop our country where no one else was willing to help us. That is the soft spot we have with China. I don't think China is a threat to the Buddhism as with India. The only threat to Buddhism is through Islam.

    Tamils should accept who they are. They should let go of the bogus claim they had about a mythical separate homeland.

    India can't fight with any one except the Muslims cuz they are dumb. Sri Lanka has no worries about the Indian threats. India can't flex it's military mussel. Because if they do, Pakistan can use the same excuse to get what they want from India. I don't think Indian policy makers would like the idea of that.

    Who cares about Norwegians. We gave them the finger. You should do the same. They are good for nothing.

    Sri Lanka sure respects India unless of course they don't meddle with internal affairs of Sri Lanka. That is non of India's business.
     
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    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    They do not want to venture into pakistan, what ever usa wants in pakistan, china will do that.
     
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    No. I don't think India can paint a good image on it self among Sinhalese community. The distrust of India has being fuled for more than 30 years now. However, India can gain the Sinhalese trust only if they come hard on demands of Tamilnadu over Sri Lanka. Which I doubt will happen.

    Sri Lankans understand Indian concern over Chinese presence in Sri Lanka. We also don't need to take unnecessary risk with Chinese.
     
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    Hoping that trump does something like that not just with China but also middle east including specially uae saudi and Qatar
     
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    Their going to have a base if you let Tamils create a Tamil eelam in Sri Lanka. Don't you realize that? Don't you realize why US is hell bent to help the Tamils of Sri Lanka. If, Tamils get the Tamil eelam. US will create military bases in both Trincomalee and Hambantota.
     
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    GoI just spoke with Taiwan and irritated China, just to show that if you can enter our backyard we'll do the same

    If GoI is ready to mess with China on Taiwan issues, just imagine what it will do with Lanka

    @HeinzGud just imagine the how pissed off GoI is... It spoke to Taiwan...

    Any idea when Hambantota agreement is going to be signed....

    Lanka can do nothing to cool down India....

    It will to face wrath of India, USA and royal screwing by China...

    Buddy, Rajapaksha took the risk by doing business with China and Lanka is to face consequences
     
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    I don think USA is tha close with China?? They will try (and fail).
     
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    ‘Silent like rats’: Rajapaksa says India not vocal about Chinese influence in SL

    Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed on Thursday that India was now “silent” on growing Chinese influence in the island nation but the neighbour country was more vocal on the issue during his administration.

    “All my Indian friends were shouting against me when Chinese submarines came to Colombo port. But now they are silent like rats,” he said, addressing foreign correspondents.

    Asked on what basis he can claim that Indians were no longer worried about Chinese influence in Lanka, Rajapkasa said, “They were openly expressing it then.”

    He said he stands opposed to the Chinese being given 15,000 acres in his hometown of Hambantota for an industrial park.

    “We welcome the industrial park but 15,000 acres would be too much,” he said.

    He thought India might also be waiting to see if the Trincomalee harbour or the Palaly airport in the north may be given to them by the Maithripala Sirisena government.

    Rajapaksa said India, which had backed him in the war against the LTTE, was influenced by the US to work against him.

    “I wanted them to come (actively support the military campaign) they did not because of the South Indian attitude,” Rajapaksa said.

    Rajapaksa alleged his ouster was due to a sustained campaign by the West, India’s RAW and others that had stared two years before the 2015 January presidential election, which he called two years ahead of schedule.

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    US concerned over unsustainable financial debt burdens to Sri Lanka by China
    Friday, September 08, 2017 By: ET Source Link: CLICK HERE
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    The US has expressed concern over the "unsustainable debt-burden" on Sri Lanka due to non- concessional loans from China.

    China is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure development in Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka is struggling to repay Chinese money, and recently signed an agreement to give a state-run Chinese firm a stake in the strategic Hambantota port as a way of paying down some of that debt.

    Under the USD 1.1 billion deal, the Chinese company will develop the deep-sea port of Hambantota.

    "China is providing non-concessional loans that promote unsustainable debt burdens, which I think are increasingly now of concern to the Sri Lankan people in the government," Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs told a Congressional subcommittee yesterday during a hearing on South Asia.

    The US has notably reduced its assistance to Sri Lanka by 92 per cent.

    "In Sri Lanka, we're the largest grant provider of assistance. China is providing non-concessional loans that promote unsustainable debt burdens, which I think are increasingly now of concern to the Sri Lankan people in the government. But what we bring to our relationship are multiple tools," she said.

    While there has been a significant percentage reduction in US aid to Sri Lanka, Wells said the US is using its tools to reinforce a message of reform, and to bring Sri Lanka into a space where they too will institutionalise the principles of the Indo-Pacific -- freedom of navigation, transparency, non- militarisation humanitarian assistance and disaster relief at its core.
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/U...ial-debt-burdens-to-Sri-Lanka-by-China-313690
     
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