14th January 2017

With restoration of GSP+ Lanka can export any product to European market: PM

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We will be able to export any product to the European market without any export levy or duty, with the European Union’s decision to remove significant import duties on Sri Lankan products by restoring GSP + trade access to Europe’s export market, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in Galle. “Last May, I went to Brussels with a delegation to initiate discussions with the European Union. The European Union has decided to remove significant import duties on Sri Lankan products and restore GSP + trade access to Europe’s export market.Now, not only garments, we can export any product to the European market without export levy or duty,” the Prime Minister said. “The proceeding week is going to be a very productive one.I could start the week […]

Full Text: European Commission Report On Assessment Of The Application For GSP+ By Sri Lanka

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Removal of customs duties would be accompanied by rigorous monitoring and conditional on continued commitment to sustainable development, human rights and good governance. The Commission on Wednesday proposed that a significant part of the remaining import duties on Sri Lankan products should be removed by the European Union in exchange for the country’s commitment to ratify and effectively implement 27 international conventions on human rights, labour conditions, protection of the environment and good governance. These one-way trade preferences would consist of the full removal of duties on 66% of tariff lines, covering a wide array of products including textiles and fisheries. These preferences would come under a special arrangement of the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences, known as GSP+. This arrangement is designed to support developing […]

Sinhale Navy officer had extorted money from the arrested Tamil man’s family is a Sri Lankan War Hero!

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The CID today (14) arrested Lt. Commander Anil Dhammika Mapa of the Navy on charges of the abduction, extortion and enforced disappearance of a Tamil resident of Kotahena in 2008. Evidence is also being gathered against the suspect for having taken apart a van owned by the missing man and selling same.  Abducted during the period of the war, the Tamil man was kept at Welisara navy camp and questioned. His van was taken apart at the same camp. Then, the parts were taken out of the camp and assembled. The CID has recovered the van. The Navy officer had also extorted money from the arrested man’s family. The CID is facing strong opposition from the Navy over the arrest. He is due to be […]

Crooked cardboard patriot Weerawansa remanded..! Has allotted official vehicles even to cook at home -Rs. 91.6 million loss to country..! full report..

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(Lanka-e-News -11.Jan.2017, 5.45PM) Notorious racist  and accomplished crook Wimal Weerawansa the unqualified nitwit having  barely passed   Grade 9  , and who when somersaulting from the JVP (M.P. then)  did not have even a bicycle to claim as his own, but after becoming a minister under the nefarious decade of the corrupt crooked Rajapakses , transformed into a  multi millionaire through colossal misappropriation of public funds was arrested last noon (10) . He was later remanded until the 24 th after he was produced in court . The public who are aware of how much damage he has done to them and the country through his colossal rackets while parading as a great  patriot , and were therefore  anxiously awaiting  this moment , at last went […]

ITAK leaders have violated Tamil people’s democratic mandate: Premachandran

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[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 January 2017, 22:39 GMT] The very basic demands of Tamils have been totally denied, both by the constitutional assembly tasked with drafting the new constitution and by the political parties in the South. On what basis, the two ITAK politicians R. Sampanthan and M. Sumanthiran continue to be part of the constitutional assembly, asks EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran, who took up the matter in a recent coordinating committee meeting of the TNA. The Ilangkai Thamizh Arasuk Kadchi (ITAK), under the leadership of Thanthai S.J.V Chelvanayakam, boycotted the 1972 Constitution as the constitutional proposal didn’t respect the demands of Tamils. Similarly, the TULF boycotted the 1978 constitution brought by J.R. Jayawardene. There has been no democratic discussion or debate within the ranks of […]