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Hambantota,

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. An international airport also is there. In 2017 Sri Lanka leased the port for 99 years to a Chinese-government-owned company, in part to help pay down debt owed to Chinese-government-owned companies.
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Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort and Spa celebrated local golfing talent by hosting the Inter-Provincial Golf tournament together with HSBC Future Lions which was held on 28 and 29 August 2019.
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KARACHI -- Rohail Nazir's 76 and Akhtar Shah's four for 19, helped Pakistan U-19 to win the third 50-over match against Sri Lanka U-19 by five wickets and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. Chasing a 184-run target, Pakistan U19 achieved victory in 46 overs with five wickets remaining.
LAHORE -- Rohail Nazir's 76 and Akhtar Shah's four for 19, helped Pakistan U19 to win the third 50-over match against Sri Lanka U19 by five wickets and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota, Bangladesh on Friday.
five-match 50-over cricket series in Hambantota, Bangladesh.
LAHORE -- Pakistan U19 will open their tour of Sri Lanka tomorrow, Sunday with the opening match of the five-match 50-over cricket series in Hambantota, Bangladesh.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Tuesday said that the country's preparations for reclaiming the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will kick-start next month when they will play two four-day and three 50-over matches against Sri Lanka in Galle and Hambantota.
Summary: Colombo [Sri Lanka], Apr 7 (ANI): Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that the security and operations of the strategic Hambantota port are managed by his country and not by other nations.
The oil refinery is being built near Sri Lanka's Port of Hambantota, which was leased to a Chinese state-owned company in 2017 for 99 years.
Hambantota, a then eight-year-old port on the coast of Sri Lanka, was already abandoned.
The base currently in the tourist district of Galle will be moved 125 km (80 miles) east along Sri Lanka's southern coast to Hambantota, nearer a main shipping route between Asia and Europe.