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US Embassy officials visited Hambantota port by invitation

The US Embassy in Colombo yesterday said that its Defence Attaché and two officials visited the Hambantota port at the invitation of the Defence Ministry.

“The Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense invited members of the Embassy’s Defence Attaché’s Office to visit the port.We are always appreciative of meaningful engagement with Sri Lankan counterparts,” US Embassy Public Affairs Officer David McGuire told the Daily News yesterday.

Three US delegates attached to the Embassy in Colombo went on an inspection tour at the Hambantota International Port on Saturday. During the visit, the delegates met with the senior administration of the Port.

The Port is currently managed by Hambantota International Port Group, a private limited liability company formed as a result of a public private partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort).