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China expresses strong dissatisfaction to SL over bar on research vessels

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Colombo, Feb. 29 (Daily Mirror)- China is reported to have expressed its dissatisfaction to Sri Lanka over the decision to bar Chinese research vessels from carrying out any study in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for one year starting from January 3, 2024.

Sri Lanka imposed a one - year moratorium on such activities with the involvement of any foreign research vessel. 

The decision was taken in the wake of the Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 3 planning for exploration in the south Indian Ocean. 

The Chinese Research / Survey Vessel is officially owned by the Third Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources.

Sri Lanka took such a decision in the midst of pressure from India which cited security concerns stemming from such activities in its neighborhood. The Indian media widely hailed Sri Lanka’s decision calling it a blow to China. 

However, the Chinese authorities were annoyed by the decision and conveyed its displeasure to Sri Lanka for taking such a
decision at the influence of another country.

While the Indian media hailed Sri Lanka’s decision, the Chinese media started criticizing India for prevailing upon its neighbours to take anti-indian steps.


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  • Amaran Thursday, 29 February 2024 08:41 AM

    What is there to "RESEARCH" again and again? You all instigate violence in the region. Let us live peacefully.

    L Jaya Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:08 AM

    SL is trapped between the two bullies, India and China. Why? Because of SL has borrowed from them. Need to regain non-aligned status.

    Prasad Thursday, 29 February 2024 10:48 AM

    Non-aligned? Too late now.

    Jude Thursday, 29 February 2024 10:19 AM

    Go to Maldives

    Ram Thursday, 29 February 2024 10:19 AM

    China has a vast land to do more research activities and not in SL waters. If not help our Raja family to continue the satellite program in space

    Punchi Thursday, 29 February 2024 02:04 PM

    China is upset that we are not behaving like the suppliant state that they believed and was told to them by Palitha Kohona we were

    FORTUNE TELLER Thursday, 29 February 2024 04:24 PM

    i HOPE THE PRESIDENT STICK TO THIS BAN FULL STOP. WE DO NOT NEED RESEARCH IN OUR WATERS IF WE DO, CHINA IS NOT THE COUNTRY TO CONDUCT THE RESEARCH THEY CAN DO IT ELSEWHERE. WE KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CLAIM AREAS OF THE PHILLIPHINES FOR MANY MANY YEARS WITH NO SUCCESS. ABOUT THE DICTATOR GOT IT INTO HIS THICK SKULL THAT HE CAN NO LONGER TRY AND BULLY SRI LANKA INTO ANOTHER DEATH TRAP. hE CAN GO TO THE MALDIVES, THEY NEED RESEARCH THERE CAUSE IWITH CLIMATE CHANGE THEIR ILANDS ARE SAID TO BE GOING UNDER AND CHINA CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO TAKE ALL ITS CITIZENS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE TO EVACUATE AND CAN PUT THEM ALL INTO A OUTBACK AREA AND BRAINWASH THE LOT. INDIA IS A MORE SAFER COUNTRY TO DO BUSINESS AND OR TAKE LOANS FROM, THEY HAVE NO INTENTION TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY AS THEY HAVE NO INTENTION TO GO TO WAR WITH ANY COUNTRY. CHINA IS ALSO TRYING TO CLAIN INDIAN TERITORY. WE NEED TO REPAY THEIR DEBT ASAP NEVER BE UNDER OBLIGATION TO CHINAEVER AGAIN.

    Thomas Goff Thursday, 29 February 2024 06:56 PM

    SL should tell China they want to send Research Vessels to the Taiwan Strait at will.

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 29 February 2024 07:20 PM

    Indian pressure. Their way if controlling Sri Lankan politician is to invite them to India and treat them with Butter Chicken Curry. That is all. Then they come back and say that we are the same people connected with a history over 2500 years, true , but , at present the Indians only think of well beings of those holding Indian passports.

    Catharine Thursday, 29 February 2024 09:20 PM

    While appriciating our mutual frindly relationship , I hope China will manage their rechnical requirments in Indian Ocean with the mutual concurrance of Government of Myanmar, as both are frindly nations connected by land. Costal length of Myanmar facing Indian Ocean is 2300 Km.


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