Aug 15, 2022

Chinese vessel to arrive tomorrow

The Chinese research vessel - Yuan Wang 5 is now heading towards the Hambantota port after receiving diplomatic clearance from Sri Lankan authorities.

During the weekend, the Sri Lankan Foreign ministry declared the vessel has been granted clearance.

A statement by the ministry stated, "The Ministry, as per accepted practice related to such requests for ‘diplomatic clearance’, circulated the said request among relevant stakeholders in Government for approval - the Ministry of Defence, the Sri Lanka Navy and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL).

Harbour Master of the Hambantota port - Capt. Nirmal P. Silva said that the vessel will arrive at 10.00am tomorrow (16) to the port.

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