First Payment for Hambanthota Port Received Today !

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First payment for the lease of the Hambantota port to the state-owned Chinese firm, received today(26) the Central Bank announced.
US $ 292.1 Mn has been credited to the US dollar account of the Government of Sri Lanka maintained at the Central Bank. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) leased out the Hambantota port to China Merchant Port Holdings (CMPort) for a 99-year period in exchange of US$ 1.1 Bn in July.