11 ways a Lankan Consumer has changed: Post COVID-19

There have been many challenges that the world has experienced in the last hundred years. Starting from the great pandemic in the 1920’s, The Vietnam War in the 1970’s and the attack on the WTC in 2001.  Sri Lanka in particular had to achieve the crushing of the LTTE In 2009 and the Easter attack in 2019 – yet Sri Lanka always bounced back from ground zero. However, the most devastating challenge that we have been up against has been the ‘COVID-19 Pandemic’ in 2020. Based on the theory of…

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Repealing PTA, regaining GSP+, connected – EU

By Paneetha Ameresekere Repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was a commitment made by Sri Lanka to the European Union (EU) in the lead-up to Sri Lanka’s readmission to the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) as well as to the UN Human Rights Council in April 2019, the EU in its ‘Human Rights Report 2019’ released recently said. Despite the progress made following the 2015 elections, progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 continued to be slow, the report said. The EU continued to support the implementation…

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