The European Commission proposed to grant GSP+ concessions to back to Sri Lanka.
The commission in appreciation of positive transformation occurred in Sri Lanka, has proposed to grant this relief to assist continue this situation.
The economic and political specialists point out that the foreign policy of the current government which is under President Maithripala Sirisena’s leadership and the support of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and other ministers has created this positive status of the country.
President Sirisena, during his official visit to Germany, requested German Chancellor Angela Merkel to help get the GSP+ relief to Sri Lanka again. The Chancellor agreed to help Sri Lanka on that regard.
The President, whenever met the European leaders, drew their attention over getting the GSP+ relief to Sri Lanka. Those leaders pledged to give every support to Sri Lanka for its move towards building of reconciliation, protection of human rights, and sustainable development through protection of the rule of law and the principles of the good governance.
The President expressed his confidence about getting the GSP+ relief again at a ceremony held in Kandy recently.
Through obtaining the GSP+ relief, the apparel sector in Sri Lanka will have a new progress with many benefits to the workers in this sector.