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Govt. Castigates EC In Sinhala But Goes Begging To Brussels For GSP

Mar 11, 2010 6:42:45 AM - thecolombotimes.com

Government ministers and MPs in Parliamentary debates and on the election platforms excoriated the European Commission for temporarily abandoning the GSP+ facility given to garments and other industries in Sri Lanka. The European Commission had stated that they would reconsider granting the facility in another six months after a review of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka then. The facility was terminated due to human rights violations and media repression that exist in the island.  The President said the sovereignty of the country would not be betrayed to get GSP+.