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Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. This underdeveloped area was hit hard by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and is undergoing a number of major development projects including the construction of a new sea port and international airport finished in 2013.

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Second edition of Lanka Premier League to commence on July 30
Cricket

Second edition of Lanka Premier League to commence on July 30

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China's continues to boost leverage over vulnerable countries as part of its debt-trap diplomacy
International

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Sri Lanka: China-bound ship carrying nuclear material sent out of Hambantota port
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Sri Lanka: China-bound ship carrying nuclear material sent out of Hambantota port

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International

Calls grow for alternative to China's BRI as Beijing suffers severe reputational crisis

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No re-negotiation with China on Hambantota port lease, says Sri Lankan envoy
International

No re-negotiation with China on Hambantota port lease, says Sri Lankan envoy

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China forces countries in Indian Ocean region to 'trade debt with sovereignty'
International

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Cricket

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Moeen Ali joins England bubble after release from quarantine
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SL vs Eng: Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19
Cricket

SL vs Eng: Moeen Ali tests positive for COVID-19

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for coronavirus following the team's arrival at the Sri Lanka airport in Hambantota, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Monday.

LPL will boost cricketing interest and offer real opportunities for youngsters, says Jaffna team owners
Cricket

LPL will boost cricketing interest and offer real opportunities for youngsters, says Jaffna team owners

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