Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Sajith asks EU not to withdraw GSP+ for SL

- BY KELUM BANDARA

Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa requested the delegation from the European Commission to refrain from withdrawin­g the GSP + trade concession to Sri Lanka but stressed the need to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to uphold human rights and civil liberty, a party official said .

Premadasa, along with his MPS

Dr. Harsha de Silva and Lakshman Kiriella, met with the delegation from the European Commission on Tuesday to provide an assessment of the situation here to enable the extension of the trade facility .

Kiriella told Daily Mirror the opposition leader had requested the delegation not to withdraw this facility since such an exercise would compound the economic crisis exacerbate­d by the pandemic.

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