According to unofficial sources, the government has given permission to the communication ship ‘Yuan Wang 5’ belonging to China to enter Hambantota port on the 16th.
It is reported that the ship in question is currently 600 nautical miles away from Hambantota port.
China had informed that the ship in question has been sailing for 29 days without stopping at any port, and as a result, it needs to come to Hambantota port to get fuel and food for the naval crew there.
Although the government had given permission for this ship to enter Hambantota port yesterday (11), subsequently the government had requested China to delay the voyage due to the objections expressed by India and USA.
According to unofficial sources, permission has been given to this ship to enter Hambantota port on the 16th.