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EU GSP+ incentive drives spike in Sri Lankan exports by more than 20%

Image: Fishing boats docked at Negambo habour: Fisheries exports was  doubled in the first year since the removal of the fish ban and granting...

EU reiterated the need to repeal and replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA)

Joint Press Release following the 22nd session of the European Union - Sri Lanka Joint Commission. Bruxelles, 14/02/2019. The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held...

Sri Lanka: GSP+ retention policies on track- EU

By Uditha Jayasinghe Progress on key legislative and policy reforms needed to keep GSP+ were developing well, believes a monitoring delegation of the European Parliament,...

Fact Sheet: Sri Lanka and GSP +

What is GSP +? GSP+ stands for Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus. It is part of the EU’s wider GSP regulation, which also includes the...

Sri Lanka Minister of Justice says EU and UNHRC threaten country’s sovereignty over human rights.

Image: Airman of Sri lanka Air Force  filming Keppapilavu civilian protest requesting hand over their land occupied by Military, Feb 217. Photo @shalin. In the...

Restoring GSP+ trade concession to Sri Lanka indirectly confirmed.

Image: Nikos Zaimis in Sri Lanka (Newsfirst photo) Nikos Zaimis, Adviser to the European Commission, Directorate General for Trade in Brussels, Belgium has indirectly confirmed...

Group of INGOs call European Parliament not to restore GSP+ to Sri Lanka

Image: More than 100 garment factories had to closed down and thousands of women workers lost their jobs because of the suspension on GSP...

Sri Lanka: Implementation of 27 international conventions only criteria for GSP Plus

The European Union issuing a press statement has  reiterated that the ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions signed by a succession of Sri...

GSP Plus: Sri Lanka Govt. rushing through rights plan

The Government wants to rush a five-year National Human Rights Action Plan (NHAP) next week as part of its initiatives to get the European...

Sri Lanka gets European Union GSP+ tax concessions back

The European Commission today proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European...

Looking at Some Important Issues in Sri Lanka

Image: Will their prayers be answered by the authorities? Shivarathri celebrations at a Shivam temple in Colombo (c) Dinuka Liyanawatte. Gehan Gunatilleke. What’s your general take...

Norway to provide GSP+ to Sri Lanka

CCC to discuss Sri Lanka’s eligibility for Norway’s GSP+  Since January 1st this year Sri Lanka has become eligible to the new Generalized System...

Death of local apparel manufacturing is nigh

The problem with being emotional and political about an argument is that one misses some important cues that in hindsight...

Govt To Re-Apply For GSP

The government is to re-apply for the EU GSP Plus trade concession that was withdrawn from the country in August 2010 for the non-compliance...

Loss Of GSP Plus Takes Its Toll

 ■Factories shifting to Bangladesh – TUThe loss of the GSP Plus facility that was granted by the EU to Sri Lanka is continuing to...

Sri Lanka apparel export revenue declines ; Apparel exporters want GSP+ back

Sri Lanka's earnings from apparel exports has seen an over 4 per cent decline during the first quarter of the current year, according to...
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CPPR submits an urgent appeal on the situation of prisons in Sri Lanka to UN Special Rapporteurs.

Image: A  leaked photo of killings at the  Maraha prison. In a submission to Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...
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Rajapaksa Govt should have banned Tamil National Alliance after the war says Sri Lankan Minister for Public Security

Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (retired) Sarath Weerasekara says that Mahinda Rajapaksa Government should have banned the largest Tamil political party, the Tamil...

Sri Lanka: Mahara prison killings must be properly investigated and urgent measures taken to protect detainees from COVID-19 – ICJ

The ICJ today ( 2 Dec 2020) called upon the Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the events...

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist arrested for social media posts

A Tamil journalist locally known as Gokulan, affiliated with Battinews.com was arrested by the Sri Lankan Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on November 29 for posting pictures on his...