24th May 2017

No one pretends the situation is perfect

24th May 2017 // 0 Comments

What we want in return is for Sri Lanka to honour the commitment that it’s already made on human rights, labour rights and environmental standards EU consumers demand high standards and we make no apology for that The European Commission, the legislative body of the European Union, granted GSP Plus status to Sri Lanka, providing enhanced market access to the EU under the special scheme which came into effect last week. While the government hailed the opportunity for economic development, political and civil society groups have pressured the European Parliament to debate the restoration of the GSP Plus tariff preferences to Sri Lanka, scheduled to take place on May 31 in Brussels. Against this backdrop, the Dailymirror approached Political, Trade and Communication Section Head of the […]

Today, the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils is worse than that in the 80s

24th May 2017 // 0 Comments

Today, Eelam is heard only in the occasional slogans of a few regional parties like the MDMK, PMK and VCK In public sphere too, the cause doesn’t elicit the response it did a couple of decades ago. It has been eight years since the Sri Lankan civil war ended the bloody way it began with the demand for an independent Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka. Today, Eelam is heard only in the occasional slogans of a few regional parties like the MDMK, PMK and VCK and some fringe organisations and social media where a few young and restless try to reinvent the romanticism of a lost struggle. In public sphere, the cause doesn’t elicit the response it did a couple of decades ago. While there […]