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Chinese-built Hambantota port opens

Chinese-built Hambantota port opens

Colombo: A vast new port has opened on the southern tip of Sri Lanka - financed and built almost completely by China.
The facility is a showpiece among a series of big new infrastructure projects as Sri Lanka looks to rebuild following last year's defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, which brought to an end the long-running civil war.
In a ceremony at Hambantota, the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid tribute to the port's backer. He said the offer by China to build the port has served as a reminder of the two countries' traditional friendship. [16/08/10]

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