At Hambantota: Symbolism and Political Weightage in Flags

A Sunday Times News item, 7 January 2018,  entitled “Hambantota: The Story in Flags”

If flags can tell stories, see what these pictures show

Amidst criticism of Chinese domination at Hambantota, these secret pictures obtained by the Sunday Times show a symbolic side of the issue. Till last week (top), there were five flag poles and the Sri Lanka flag pole at the centre stood taller than the rest. But this week, the flag pole flying the Lion flag was cut to the size of the rest (middle) and a Chinese national flag and the Chinese company and SLPA flags (bottom) were raised to be on par with the Lankan flag.

Pics by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi

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