Will Sri Lanka lose GSP+ again?

Sri Lanka’s apparel industry accounts for 43% of the country’s total exports and generates over $ 5 billion foreign exchange. Daily FT reported in January that over 60% of exports to the EU had benefited the most through the GSP+ concession. “As of 2018 as much as 58% of all Sri Lankan exports benefit from some form of preferential access due to GSP+ and the EU remains the country’s largest export market. Since the resumption of GSP+ concessions in 2017, the value of Sri Lanka’s total exports to the EU market in 2018 recorded a growth of 5% when compared to 2017. As a result, Sri Lanka’s GSP+ utilised exports recorded a year-on-year recorded a growth of 1% in 2018.

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Linguistic play of the joint statement of India and Sri Lanka Prime Ministers after talks

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe We observe that the statement after the bilateral talks between Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka and India was smartly worded to hoodwink Tamil people.   The most

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The gazette to rob state lands withdrawn due to protest

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe The vast majority who acquired government lands by force in Sri Lanka are scrupulous elements in the society. They have done so with the political powers, especially

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Recipient countries like Sri Lanka shape Chinese Belt and Road Initiative

Shahar Hameiri (The Interpreter) The conventional account is that China lent money to Sri Lanka to build the port, knowing that Colombo would experience debt distress and Beijing could then seize it in exchange for debt

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26 MPs in present parliament voted for all 17th, 18th and 19th amendments

Ajith Perakum Jayasinghe (Read in Sinhala) 17th amendment to the constitution was passed on October 03, 2001. Under this, the Constitutional Council was established and members were appointed to independent

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Where to for Sri Lanka’s foreign policy?

Shakthi de Silva A much-anticipated general election in Sri Lanka last month ended with a resounding victory for the Sri Lanka People’s Front (Sri Lanka Podujana Party), which was spearheaded

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A Smuggler of Sri Lankan Migrants Is Busted

By Todd Bensman  The horrific Islamic jihadist bombings that killed more than 300 Sri Lankan Christians celebrating Easter in April 2019 had to have been on the forefront of U.S. investigators’

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Prageeth Ekneligoda tops “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists of One Free Press Coalition

Sri Lankan missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda tops the latest “10 Most Urgent” list of journalists whose press freedoms are being suppressed or whose cases are seeking justice, published by One

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Art fosters Buddhist-Christian dialogue in Sri Lanka

Aruni Ruwandathi, a Christian graduate student, was surprised to find a bas-relief sculpture of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples at Tulana in Kelaniya. (Visit Tulana) Buddhist monk Ven.

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Many Sri Lankan expats to remain in UAE, finding new jobs

Sri Lankan Ambassador to United Arab Emirates (UAE) Malraj de Silva said to Emirates News Agency that many of the Sri Lankans who registered to return to motherland had changed

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