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town, Southern prov., Sri Lanka, on the S coast 65 mi (105 km) E of GalleGalle
, city (1995 est. pop. 87,000), capital of Southern prov., extreme S Sri Lanka, on the Indian Ocean. An agricultural market center, it exports tea, rubber, coconut oil, cloves, and other products of the surrounding region. The city has a cement factory as well.
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. The town is located in an area of salt production, which utilizes natural depressions called lewayas. Hambantota suffered significant damage from the Dec., 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. A new deep seaport, constructed in phases, opened here in 2010; it was a major infrastructure project undertaken as part of a rebuilding effort after the end of the civil war.
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SRI Lanka salvaged ride from their one-day series against Pakistan by winning the final match in Hambantota in comprehensive fashion.
The ODIs are slated to begin in Dambulla on July 11, with matches also set to be played in Pallekele, Colombo and Hambantota.
But since returning to the one-day international team in the five-wicket win at Hambantota, he has bowled all but one of his full 37-over quota in four matches - and taken two wickets on each occasion.
He will launch the Residential Development Project in the proposed new city of Hambantota today, December 9 and the Mixed Development Project in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) on Wednesday, December 10.
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Cook's suspension from the fourth one-day international, after his team bowled their overs so slowly on the way to victory over Sri Lanka in Hambantota, leaves England with plenty to ponder before the series resumes on Sunday.
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The match has been brought forward a day and switched to Hambantota from Colombo because of heavy rain.
He stressed that some 111,459 families in the districts of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Hambantota, Puttalam, Mannar, Vavuniya, Moneragala, and Ampara had been affected by the prolonged situation.