Regaining GSP+ a victory for all: PM

2017-01-12 09:28:51

"Regaining the GSP Plus facility is a victory for all Sri Lankans," said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.

“This is not a victory of the government alone, but a victory for all the people of Sri Lanka," he said, in a statement hours after the European Union announced last afternoon that it had decided to grant the GSP plus facility again to Sri Lanka.

He said we regained this as a result of the government's commitment to preserving human rights and democracy in the country.

He said this would help Sri Lanka gain access to many new markets across Europe and to create a large number of employment opportunities.

He thanked all those who had helped to regain the facility. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 10

  • Leo Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:19

    Make it work. via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       16

    mm Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:39

    yes at the moment it proposed NOT yet given. so please dont talk too much and make it another Hoaxwagen via DM iOS App

    Reply : 18       16

    Selvyn Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:47

    At least the common man in the street now will understand how the govt is engaged in developing the country. via DM Android App

    Reply : 15       23

    Ruwan Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:54

    I guess we are on the right track now, Thank you sir

    Reply : 15       28

    XYZ Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:10

    As per DM article below "European Commission has proposed to grant GSP to SL subject to ratification and implementation of some 27 conventions related to human rights".Your statement denotes that it has already been granted.Hope it does not become another VW case.

    Reply : 11       12

    concern Thursday, 12 January 2017 20:21

    Exactly !Someone is misleading the people.

    Reply : 0       4

    upi Thursday, 12 January 2017 14:53

    Well done, let's March forward and give employment to the 180 factories that closed down.

    Reply : 6       9

    Sharon Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:09

    Ya. Now we will see a massssive development in the country. via DM iOS App

    Reply : 7       7

    faizal Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:55

    hats off PM. you were instrumental in making the GS a reality. but the best part is there are many claimants. via DM Android App

    Reply : 4       8

    PMS Thursday, 12 January 2017 17:04

    The President's Media Division is claiming this as a President's effort.

    Reply : 1       5

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