Several petitions have been filed by opposition parties, civil society people and labor unions against the proposed controversial law related to Colombo Port City.
China’s Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe
Chinese Defence Minister Will Visit Sri Lanka: China’s Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe will arrive in Sri Lanka next week on a three-day visit. He will meet President Gotbaiah Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Sri Lankan government’s information department reported that General Wei would arrive in Colombo on April 27 and that he would be the second high-level official from China to visit the country after the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. In October, Yang Jiechi, vice chairman of the Communist Party of China, visited the island nation.
The department said that General Wei would meet the Sri Lankan President, Prime Minister and other senior officials. China’s defense minister’s visit to the island nation comes at a time when the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka is expected to give its verdict early next week on the constitutionality of the administrative unit of the disputed port city being maintained by China (Sri Lanka China Relations). . Several petitions have been filed by opposition parties, civil society people and labor unions against the proposed controversial law related to Colombo Port City.
Demand for referendum on related legislation
The petitions have alleged that the $ 1.4 billion project violates the sovereignty, constitution and labor rights of the country. They want a referendum on related legislation to be held (China Sri Lanka Relations). A five-member bench of Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing till Friday. Many other countries have also expressed such concern about China (Protests Against China). Earlier, similar situations were seen in Nepal as well. Where China occupied some areas and the people of Nepal protested against it.
Same situation in other countries
With the aim of establishing its dominance in Asia, China is making inroads in the name of investment in small countries here. He takes the land of that country into his possession by making an excuse for development and lending. The burden of debt increases so much that the country concerned is not in a position to say anything. China has done something similar in Pakistan besides Sri Lanka (China in Pakistan). Due to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), China is using a very large land of Pakistan.
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