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Is China bringing Indo-Sino battle to Lankan waters? Sri Lankan MP hits out at govt

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Ashutosh Mishra

Sri Lankan MP Mano Ganesan has questioned the federal government over the proposed docking of a Chinese spy ship in Hambantota port.

Yuan Wang 5 is anticipated to dock in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port from August 11-17. (Photo: Twitter/@ManoGanesan)

HIGHLIGHTSChinese spy ship Yuan Wang 5 is anticipated to dock in Hambantota portSri Lanka MP has hit out at authorities over docking of Chinese spy shipIndia is intently monitoring the developments

Sri Lankan MP Mano Ganesan on Tuesday questioned the federal government over the proposed docking of a Chinese monitoring ship in Hambantota port and requested whether or not China is bringing the Indo-Sino battle to Sri Lankan waters.

“Is China bringing Indo-Sino war to Srilankan waters and soil? When an US carrier goes closer to Taiwan seas, PR China boils and reacts strongly. Isn’t India justified in doing the same when China brings naval surveillance vessel Yuan-Wang to Hambantota,” Ganesan, a Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) chief, questioned Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe in a tweet.

Is China bringing Indo-Sino battle to Srilankan waters & soil? When an US service goes nearer to Taiwan seas, PR China boils & reacts strongly. Isn’t India justified in doing the identical when China brings naval surveillance vessel Yuan-Wan to Hambantota? @RW_UNP @IndiainSL @ChinaEmbSL pic.twitter.com/imPmDmHURf

— Mano Ganesan (@ManoGanesan) August 2, 2022

The newly fashioned authorities of the island nation is dealing with a backlash from its personal leaders over the proposed go to of the Chinese spy ship Yuan Wang to its Hambantota port subsequent week. The southern deep-sea port of Hambantota is taken into account strategically essential for its location.

The port, positioned within the hometown of the Rajapaksa household, has been developed largely with Chinese loans.

Yuan Wang 5 is anticipated to dock in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port from August 11-17 for ‘replenishment’ and can conduct satellite tv for pc management and analysis monitoring within the north western a part of the Indian Ocean area by means of August and September.

Meanwhile, India had expressed its concern over the presence of a Chinese monitoring ship in Sri Lankan waters. Earlier, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated India is fastidiously monitoring any improvement having a bearing on its safety and financial pursuits.

The proposed go to by the vessel comes when Sri Lanka is grappling with a extreme financial disaster.

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