Journalist prevented from recording footage close to Chinese JV in Hambantota

Journalist prevented from recording footage close to Chinese JV in Hambantota

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jun, 2021 | 1:38 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A group present at the Chinese Joint Venture to dredge and clean some of Sri Lanka’s most ancient irrigation tanks, has obstructed the News 1st reporter who was obtaining footage of the site.

News 1st reported regarding the presence of uniformed individuals seen roaming at a civil operation which is to dredge and clean the ‘Tissamaharama Wewa’, believed to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC by a Sri Lankan King.

When compared, these uniforms seem very much similar to those worn by soldiers in China’s People’s Liberation Army.

In an extremely strange agreement, the Chinese Joint Venture is also not charging the government for the extensive ‘clean-up’ work that includes the installation of specialized machinery but will instead pay for the dredged sediment which it will, in turn, sell.

However, what is a serious matter of concern at the moment is the presence of camouflage-clad individuals at a Sri Lankan development project.

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