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Coming weeks will be crucial for Sri Lanka as important discussions could take place with the European Union in reviving the GSP plus status, government sources said.

A three member team from the European Union including EU Parliament MP Anne-Marie Mineur, Lola Sanchez Coldentey and Ben Vanpeperstraete are already in town to study the Sri Lanka situation while there is a possibility of Chairperson International Trade Committee of European Union visiting Sri Lanka shortly.

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva who confirmed that there may be the possibility of Chairperson International Trade Committee of European Union visiting Sri Lanka shortly told Daily Mirror that the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Brussels has extended a verbal invitation to the chair of International Trade Committee of European Union to visit Sri Lanka though there is no confirmation of his visit yet.

However, it was reported that the resolution on reviving GSP plus to Sri Lanka will be taken up by the European Union on April 19. The Government has already stated that Sri Lanka could regain GSP by May this year. (Yohan Perera)

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  • ceylon Friday, 14 April 2017 04:46 PM

    say thank you for help.but learn how to live without beging. via DM Android App

    Dalu Banda Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:15 PM

    GSP Should not be at the cost of national security

    rosebud Thursday, 13 April 2017 12:18 PM

    Are we selling our souls for GSPplus via DM Android App

    Jamalji Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:12 PM

    Must not be given until displaced people are settled down in their own places.

    brainmaster Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:13 PM

    Now what will happen to that infamous Muslim Marriage Act I thought the abolishment is a condition to gain GSP via DM Android App

    moorkara Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:15 PM

    why ...this Unps trying to do this with use less GSP in the expense of Homeland Security.. bottlers via DM Android App

    Shelly. Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:27 PM

    Present heads of Govt. has proved over and over again that they are capable of winning back other countries without compromising national dignity. via DM Android App

    Justica USA.... Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:29 PM

    to heck with gsp...tho Im no fan of MR .. like his stance on this....did we not survive without GSP....its a carrot the EU gives to beat countries with a beating with sticks...their culture may accept certain ways of life...which might not be best for SL....see how the last tried to install DEMOCRACY in certain countries....which ended up killing millions of ppl n no sign of normalcy in sight....Laws of our country dont need yo be changed to accommodate these idiots...Ranil n Mangala will do ANYTHING to get homosexuality a way of life....God made Adam and Eve...NOT...Adam and Steve or Eve and Eva....when we go against nature we btr be prepared to experience the wrath of God... via DM Android App

    Sunil Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:00 PM

    The government should not try to deceive the people with this type of eye-wash. People have had enough under this government.

    Timoty Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:26 PM

    You are correct and reasonable.

    The Liberal Thursday, 13 April 2017 07:28 PM

    How does GSP compromise national security? Please explain.

    Tissa Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:09 PM

    GSP plus should not be extended to fish exports. We have been used to eat fish for thousands of years. The prices have sky rocketed after fish exporting commenced. The poor cannot afford to eat fish and now rely on imported tin fish and paripu for a meal. The imported fish is contaminated with heavy metals and does not find a market in europe, hence sent to poor countries.

    dilip Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:34 PM

    Hi,Justica, this time I agree with you.

    Ranjan Friday, 14 April 2017 05:44 AM

    Not only Muslim marriage law but Sri Lanka Govt. has to pass the SUTHTHU` (aTamil word) law. Ponil said that we will get the GSP in March. Where is he now? All lies like Vokswagon tale.


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