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Urgently deliver on number of HR reforms listed in GSP+ regulation, European Union tells Sri Lanka

Image: The Government should ensure that alleged torture by the police and security forces comes to an end, that perpetrators are brought to justice...

Sri Lanka: Progress slower; but the foundations for the progress now in place – EU delegation

Image: EU MEPs holding a press conference in Colombo. Issuing a statement on behalf of the visiting European Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with the Countries...

Despite the ruling by European Court of Justice LTTE to remain listed in EU

Issuing a statement on the judgement by the European Court of Justice annulling measures against the LTTE , the European Union says that it...

What a Le Pen Win Would Look Like for France and the EU

18 March: A Le Pen campaign rally in Metz, France. Photo by Elyxandro Cegarra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.18 March: A Le Pen campaign rally in Metz,...

Sri Lanka: European Investment Bank confirms backing for Colombo water network

The European Investment Bank will provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The...

Sri Lanka:”Let’s Hit Violence Against Women for Six’ campaign”; EU Appoints Two Cricket Legends As Envoys

( Kumar and Mahela two cricket legends to join "Let's Hit Violence Against Women for Six' campaign" ; image courtesy of pinterest.com) The Delegation of...

EU Advised To Drop Hamas and Tamil Tigers From Terror List

(LTTE flag) The EU may have to remove Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and the Sri Lankan separatist Tamil Tigers from its list of terrorist organisations,...

3 Factors that Could Hold Europe Together

Written by Jennifer Blanke. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere...

Britain Votes to Leave E.U, and It’s Possible Repercussions

( Prime Minister David Cameron outside 10 Downing Street in London, a day after Britain voted to break out of the European Union. ...

EU to Provide Further Assistance of € 500 000 for Flood and Landslide Victims in Sri Lanka

( Floods in Kilnochchi: Tamil Guardian Photo) Press release: EU steps up assistance to victims of Tropical Storm Roanu in Sri Lanka. Colombo, 22 June 2016 –...

European Council Approves Lifting of Ban on Fisheries Products From Sri Lanka

(  H.E. David Daly, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union, Mrs. W.M.M.R. Adikari, Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...

EU to Provide LKR 38 Billion for Development Cooperation with Sri Lanka

(Image: EU Ambassador HE Mr David Daly speaks at a  Media Conference in Colombo) Joint Press Release following the meeting of the Working Group on...

End Discrimination against LGBT Community in Sri Lanka – Int. Ambassadors

( Press Release) The European Union (EU) Delegation issues the following press release in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission, Ambassadors of Norway and...

Sri Lanka: EU Proposes 58 Human Rights Conditions To Resume GSP Plus

Human Rights Action Plan etc. called for; talks in Brussels next week. In its haste to regain the GSP Plus facility, the Ministry of Foreign...

European Commission Announces €38 Million for New Development Programmes in Sri Lanka

( In remote country side people has to travel in smaller trucks) Today the European Commission will co-sign two new support programmes worth €38 million...

The EU Welcomes the Significant Progress Made in Many Areas Since Regime Change in Sri Lanka

(Remaining challenges on issues such as freedom of expression and media, strengthening of civil society needs to be addressed) - Joint Press Release following the...

GSP Plus Requires Sri Lanka’s Sustained Progress on Human Rights

By David Daly. The EU is based on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and human rights and it strives to respect the...

EU to Observe Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka

Following an invitation from the Sri Lanka authorities, the European Union has today started the deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Sri...

European Union  to Restore GSP Plus Facility Before December – Govt.

*Responds positively to Sri Lanka’s re-application; *Removal of ban on fish exports also expected. The government expects the European Union to restore the GSP Plus facility which...

Sri Lanka Begins Process to Get GSP

The EU and Sri Lanka have begun the formal process that may lead to the re-admission of Sri Lanka to the status of GSP+...

Strong Welcome From European Parliamentarians To New President of Sri Lanka

Strasbourg, 12th January 2015. After an intensive and well-conducted election with strong participation from all regions of the country, albeit with some outbursts of violence,...

EU Calls For Peaceful, Credible And Transparent Election

Colombo, 02 January 2015- Joint Local Statement on Sri Lanka's Presidential Election process European Union Heads of Mission in Colombo note the importance of Sri...

EU Decides to Challenge the Judgment of Its General Court Over LTTE

European Union says it will challenge the EU general court ruling de-listing LTTE as a terrorist organisation and the effects of the Judgement...

EU Overturns LTTE Sanctions; Sri Lanka Concerned

EU court overturns Tamil Tiger sanctions but maintains asset freeze (Reuters) - European Union judges struck down anti-terrorism sanctions against the Tamil Tigers that were...

Sri Lanka: EU calls for LLRC full implementation; Welcomes appoinment of experts to UN probe

The European Union (EU) today called for the full implementation of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and advancing a sustainable political solution...

EU condemns attack on Muslim community

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Sri Lanka: The EU Delegation is very...

EU gives three reasons for supporting the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka ; for now no compliance with Diaspora ban

David Daly“Counter diaspora influence with strong domestic process”: EU AmbassadorHead of the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka, Ambassador David Daly, speaks to the...

Immediatly release Ruki Fernandao and Fr. Praveen Maeasan – Human Rights committee, Europien Parliament

Barbara Lochbihler, MEP writes to GoSL AMBRe: Sri Lanka – Arrest and detention of human rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Rev. Praveen MahesanDear Ambassador...

EU to back war crimes probe in Sri Lanka at UNHRC

The European Union (EU) has decided to back moves at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to actively support efforts to enhance accountability and...

European HR crusaders are similar to wolves in sheep clothing – President Rajapaksha

Europeans clamouring for Human Rights in Sri Lanka are akin to wolves sympathising with goats getting wet in the rain, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said....
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