Having GSP Plus is not must for a country - Gammanpila

Having GSP Plus is not must for a country - Gammanpila

May 9, 2016   02:51 pm


Having the European Union’s General System of Preferences Plus (GSP Plus) is not a must for a country, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader Udaya Gammanpila says.

The observation was made at a press conference held in Colombo this afternoon (09).

He also pointed out that GSP plus scheme was first granted to Sri Lanka in 2004 and lost in 2010. “Before 2004, we didn’t have a GSP plus scheme,” he said.

Gammanpila reminded that the European Union (EU) has recommended the Government to implement a list of 58 conditions linking to several issues to regain the GSP Plus facility.

He urged that the Government should not pawn the name of the country in its bid to regain the lost facility.

Gammanpila also stressed that there are more than sufficient reasons to move a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister.

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