Chinese “Spy” Ship Yuan Wang 5 That Docked At Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port, Leaves After 6 Days: Report

China says the ship is used for scientific research, but the US says the ship.

The vessel in question is supposed to come to Hambantota Port on August 11 and stay there until August 17. Sri Lanka has received a request for fuel and other supplies during the stay. (News18)
After India Questions ‘Real Purpose’, Sri Lanka Asks China to ‘Defer’ Spy Ship Yuan Wang 5’s Arrival

Sri Lanka has requested China to defer the arrival of its spy ship Yuan Wang.