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Galle Face road closed as Hambantota port workers protest

Sri Lanka's Galle Face Road was closed for several hours on Thursday due to workers from Hambantota port protesting, local papers reported

Over a hundred port workers held placards and banners, blocking motorists from using the road. The cause of the protest remains unclear however.

The port which is part owned by a state-run Chinese company has been dogged with protests, with many Sinhala locals viewing the Chinese involving as a loss of sovereignty. 

In October, a protester at Hambantota port was assaulted by a police officer.

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