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Chinese Embassy tweets explanation to the Google map image ‘CHINA SW’ in Hambantota

ECONOMYNEXT- The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has replied to reports about the google map image that had emerged in social media showing multiple buildings in Hambantota spelling out ‘CHINA SW’ saying that it was initially constructed to show ‘CHINA ❤️ SLK.’

The official Twitter account of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo tweeted saying it was originally designed to spell out as ‘CHINA ❤️ SLK’ by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) when the Hambantota port was built.

However, the Tweet said that after Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS) moved in and took it over as a residential camp, they had to extend the building to accommodate more people as the business of the port increased quickly.

The Tweet from the Chinese embassy is as follows,

It was designed as “CHINA ❤️ SLK” by the CHEC when constructing Hambantota Port. After HIPG & HIPS moved in and took it as residential camp, they had to extend it since the business of the Port increasing so fast. A story of development & love. Best wishes to #HambantotaPort

The Google map image of the initial construction uploaded by the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka

The current Google map image of the site.

Link to Google Map: https://t.co/N7DMqXhLUb

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Reported by Imesh Ranasinghe (Colombo/Aug11/2020)