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EU happy with Lanka's progress

2015 Apr 03

The European Union (EU) today noted that there has been progress on the human rights issue in Sri Lanka and reiterated calls for a credible investigation into incidents related to the war.CBljX9pUAAEmNKu

Ugo Astuto, the Acting Managing Director of the Asia and Pacific Division at the European External Action Service told reporters at a media briefing today that Sri Lanka has made promises on the human rights issue and should now show action on the ground.

He said that there is also a possibility of Sri Lanka getting back the GSP plus trade concession but that may take some time as Sri Lanka needs to show compliance with 27 international conventions.

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