The Chinese embassy in Colombo has responded to reports on the google map image multiple buildings in Hambantota spelling out ‘CHINA SW’, which has since gone viral in social media.
The buildings are reportedly identified as belonging to China SLK Harbour Service located on Mirrijjawila – Sooriyawawa Road, Hambantota.
The embassy has Tweeted saying it was originally designed to spell out as ‘CHINA ️ SLK’ by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) when the Hambantota port was built.
However, after Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS) moved in and took it over as a residential camp, they had to extend the building to accommodate more people as the business of the port increased quickly, the Tweet adds.
It was designed as “CHINA ❤️ SLK” by the CHEC when constructing Hambantota Port.
After HIPG & HIPS moved in and took it as residential camp, they had to extend it since the business of the Port increasing so fast.
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