Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had an opportunity of regaining the GSP+ facility during his tenure if he had agreed to the conditions laid down by the European Union (EU) at the risk of compromising the country’s sovereignty, SLPP Chairman G.L.Peiris claimed today.
The All Island Bakers’ Association (AIBA) today warned that prices of all bakery products except for bread would be increased within the next few days because of the increase in the price of ingredients.
The government will never advocate federalism or division of the country on federal lines. It will also never allow the outright sale of land to foreign companies as alleged by certain disgruntled political elements, President Maithripala Sirisena said in Galle.
The Sri Lankan Government last week deposited the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labor Office (ILO).
The Excise Department announced today that sale of liquor will entirely be banned countrywide for 19 selected days in this year including of every Poya day and during other special holidays.