Friday, May 21, 2021
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Cargo Fire Erupts on Containership Off Sri Lanka

A fire erupted in the cargo area of a containership anchored near Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday, and officials suspect chemicals could be to blame. The Sri Lankan Navy said...

May 21, 2021
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Chinese Firm Pays $584 Million to Secure 99-Year Lease of Sri Lanka Port

COLOMBO, June 20 (Reuters) – China Merchants Port Holdings has made a $584 million payment as part of a $1.12 billion deal to operate Sri Lanka’s deep sea Hambantota port,...

June 26, 2018
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sri Lanka Signs $1.1 Billion China Port Deal

by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez (Reuters) – Sri Lanka signed a long delayed $1.1 billion deal on Saturday to lease its southern Hambantota port to China ignoring an appeal...

July 29, 2017
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sri Lanka Approves $180 Million Shipbuilding Order at Colombo Dockyard

COLOMBO, March 1 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved the awarding of a $180 million deal for three offshore patrol vessels for the country’s coast guard to Colombo Dockyard...

March 1, 2017
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Sri Lanka Opens First Phase Of Chinese-Funded Port Expansion

By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – On Monday, Sri Lanka commenced the first phase of a $500 million container terminal, part of a Chinese-funded expansion...

August 5, 2013
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Chemical Tanker Fairchem Sabre Rescues 73 Offshore Sri Lanka

Images via Sri Lanka Navy While enroute to Zhangjiagang, China, the chemical tanker Fairchem Sabre responded to a distress call from an overcrowded trawler which was packed full of 73 Sri...

July 30, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
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Myanmar Migrant Survivors Tell Of Throwing Dead Overboard

By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO – Myanmar nationals rescued from a sinking ship by the Sri Lankan Navy have told of throwing 98 people overboard after they died...

February 18, 2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Iranian Cargo Ship Busts out of Sri Lanka After Being Arrested for Unpaid Debts

By Shihar Aneez and Jonathan Saul COLOMBO/LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged cargo ship has fled Sri Lanka’s waters after weeks of detention by its navy, acting on a...

January 17, 2013
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