Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project

March 5, 2015 8:40 AM

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Sri Lanka threatens Chinese firm with legal action to stop project

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka could take legal action against a Chinese firm for not halting work on a $1.5 billion luxury real estate project until a probe is completed, a government minister said.

Sri Lanka's new government is reviewing the award of the project to China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) because of allegations the previous administration breached laws and sidestepped environmental rules for the deal.

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