Sri Lanka govt. investigation on Port City to be closely monitored by China

Mar 09, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka to be closely watched by Chinese government with regard to suspension work of the 1.4 billion US dollar sea reclamation project, an official said

The new rulers decided to temporarily suspend the controversial Colombo Port City project last week in line with the review outcomes of relevant Technical Committee.

Speaking to media at a press conference on Friday China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said, that the government had informed the Chinese authorities over the situation.

The Sri Lankan government has informed China of relevant situation, saying that the project is only suspended temporarily rather than canceled and promising to keep communication and consultation with China on the follow-ups.

We also notice that the Sri Lankan side is investigating some cooperation projects with other countries as well.

We will closely monitor how this plays out, and hope that the Sri Lankan side can properly resolve relevant issue and safeguard the rights and legitimate interests of Chinese companies, while protecting the fundamental intere