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Satellite image of ‘China’ in Sri Lanka ignites social media

11 August 2020 08:17 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A satellite image showing a building located in Hambantota in the shape of the word 'China' created a buzz on social media yesterday.

Google Earth shows the building managed by China SLK Harbour Service at Mirijjawila-Sooriyawewa Road, Hambantota in the shape of the word China.

The image went viral on social media as from a distance, in the air, it looks like Hambantota was actually China.

Google Earth shows that the image was dated 4/2/2020 and the building is close to the Hambantota Port.

Responding to the social media posts the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka tweeted saying the building was designed as "China Loves SLK" by the Chinese company CHEC when constructing the Hambantota Port.

The Embassy said that the building had to be extended since the business operations of the port was increasing fast.(Easwaran Rutnam)


  Comments - 9

  • Chux Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:55 AM

    Thanks Rajapakshas very soon entire nation will be like this

    Eichmann Bernhard Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:02 AM

    Do you think the Chinese built the building? You could also say, see you build for you. The site belongs to us Chinese.

    Liberal One Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:05 AM

    This is a high handed move none the less. Didn't any of our architects realize this?

    C. Lankan Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:10 AM

    Let us face it, that SL is a satellite of China!!!

    vithura Tuesday, 11 August 2020 12:42 PM

    Slaves of China!

    J Rajan Tuesday, 11 August 2020 04:31 PM

    MR took credit for beating the LTTE can he beat the Chinese??

    Antony Jude Tuesday, 11 August 2020 04:46 PM

    6.9 million people who voted for GR and SLPP are happy to see this now. Srilanka will become colony of China soon under this government.

    Nihal Thursday, 13 August 2020 10:37 AM

    It says China SW (South West).

    Fathima Ahmed Thursday, 13 August 2020 05:31 PM

    Inward investment is good for Sri Lankan. Pity that it is only the Chinese that will invest in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan should make it easier for the other nations and small investors wherever they are to invest in Sri Lanka tech/ITboom.

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