MR holds urgent meeting

22 June 2010 11:38 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Sherwani Synon


External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris, speaking to reporters a short while ago, said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called him to attend an urgent meeting this evening but did not elaborate on what the meeting was about.

The Minister who was attending the launch of a website said that he had to cut short his participation at the event as he had to attend an urgent meeting with the President.

The meeting comes amidst the EU announcing a set of conditions and a deadline in order to extend the GSP plus trade facilities to Sri Lanka and also moves by the UN to create an expert panel to advice the UN chief regarding human rights issues in the country.

The EU said today it has informed the Government of its readiness to propose to the Council of the EU to maintain GSP plus preferences for Sri Lanka for a limited additional period if some conditions are met and a written commitment is given by 1st July.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is going ahead this week to name an expert panel which will advice him on issues relating to Sri Lanka despite strong objection by the Sri Lankan government.  (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 24

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:00 PM

    obvious, the top of the agenda is the Budda Bars

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:03 PM

    Is he crazy? He is shooting his big mouth off even before a meeting about which he knows nothing at the moment. How can MR work with guys like this?

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:11 PM

    So, now the ball is in our court...

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:20 PM

    Is he going to get the boot? There's no place for the elite intellectuals in the UPFA.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:26 PM

    To file a case against EU?

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:30 PM

    May be to discuss the Buddha Bar HQ Issue in France

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:41 PM

    Definitely this meeting is summoned to discuss the GSP plus condictions and UN intervention through the appointmnet of experts to advise Ban kee Moon. Or if not to get legal opinion to accelerate the constitutional amendments to extend number of presidential terms.Never to give consessions to the common man. Nonsence, who cares?.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:46 PM

    Most probably, it has something to do with GSP plus

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:49 PM

    Do not worry be happy GL is an international Law expert who once suggested to sue EU for not extending GSP.We are sure that GL will definitely will get the facility in favor of us.Common GL

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 01:26 PM

    It is probably to declare a national holiday to celebrate Maharoof taking a hat trick againts India.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 01:40 PM

    Ah really. oh why didn't you say us when you go to meet MR other days? anything special?

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 01:42 PM

    What elase Mr. Wasantha. You should have given a hugh list against the govt and tried to be satisfied.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 01:56 PM

    To get back GSP comply with human rights..Punish war criminals including those who made order to attack civilians

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 02:01 PM

    MR roudy and rough person he may good to handel war but not good to handel economy, finance, deplomatic affairs.....

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 02:05 PM

    In other words "Boasting"

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:01 PM

    200% agreed

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:01 PM

    It is definitely for dinner.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:02 PM

    Of cause why not. we need more holidays.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:02 PM

    May be to buy some cheap flour

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:30 PM

    Wellsaid Ruwan. Ambanthota roudy shouldn't rule our country...

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 03:31 PM

    Yes Sam, the government will ask some "filthy mouth" ministers to curse and yell at the EU. That's the maximum suicidal efforts the government can take. That would come from Doctor and KR.

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 09:43 PM

    Calistus, do you ever have anything POSITIVE to say about Sri Lanka?

    Tuesday, 22 June 2010 11:46 AM

    Maybe to discuss how to go about suing the EU for the insult to a sovereign republic !

    Wednesday, 23 June 2010 12:22 AM

    GSP + GLP = 0!


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