Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses reporters in Colombo July 28, 2017. 
Sri Lanka will proceed with the billion-dollar sale of a deep sea port to China despite protests in an effort to slash its foreign debt, the Prime Minister said July 28. Hambantota port straddles the world's busiest east-west shipping route and several countries, including neighbouring India, had raised concerns China could use it for its own military needs.
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