President intervenes to save GSP

The Government is to make a strong plea to the European Union to continue the “GSP Plus” trade concession for Sri Lanka’s garment exports despite claims to the contrary by senior officials.

Multiple scandal behind Japan Buddhist festival

Two senior Government dignitaries -- Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake and Ports Minister Chamal Rajapaksa -- who traveled to Japan for what was billed as an "Exposition of Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha", it has come to light, were unsuspecting victims of a move to misrepresent Buddha's relics, misuse Sri Lanka's name and engage in a human smuggling operation.

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