China responds to buildings in the shape of ‘CHINA SW’ in Hambantota

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka has responded to reports on Social Media on a group of buildings built in a manner to spell out ‘CHINA SW’ in Hambantota.

The buildings reportedly in one compound adjacent to each other was first spotted on Google Maps under the address China SLK Harbour Services, Marijjawila- Sooriyawawa Road, Hambantota.

Responding to these speculations, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka clarified via Twitter that the buildings were designed as ‘CHINA ❤ SLK’ by the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) when constructing the Hambantota Port.

The Embassy further said after Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS) moved in and took it as a residential camp, they had to extend it due to the business of the port increasing fast.

“A story of development and love. Best wishes to #HambantotaPort”, it added.

Meanwhile, commenting on it, Canada’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David McKinnon said maybe he should instruct architects involved in the construction of the Canadian High Commission in Sri Lanka to let their imagination run wild.

“Hmm. Maybe I should tell the architect designing the new @CanHCSriLanka to quit worrying about building something appropriate for #SriLanka and let their imagination run wild…’, he said via Twitter. (Newswire)

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