Sri Lanka’s China backed port visited by top Japan foreign officers


A high level delegation from the Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) had visited the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka which is operated by China’s CM Ports group.

Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA Hamada Takashi and Nakada Taihaku, Assistant Director, Policy Coordination Division, MOFA, led the delegation, the Port said.

Hambantota port has an adjacent industrial zone which offers plug and play factories as well as bare land. The port itself transships vehicles.

The Japanese delegation had met Ravi Jayawickreme, CEO of Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS), Bindu Ranasinghe, Senior AGM Commercial & Marketing and Lalith Ekanayake, AGM of Port Investment Services.