EU’s monitoring team holds talks with Sri Lankan justice minister


European Union’s Generalized System of Preferences GSP+ monitoring team  currently in Sri Lanka had crucial talks with the country Justice Minister Ali Sabry today.

European Union’s GSP+ monitoring team visiting Sri Lanka to review the implementation of the 27 international conventions applicable for the special incentive arrangement.

Sri Lankan Justice Ministry said that the team discussed a wide rand of issues, including the process to amend the Constitution.

The state of the judiciary and other matters which fall under the purview of the Justice Minister were also discussed.

On 19 May 2017 Sri Lanka regained access to the EU for its exports under the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), on the condition that it replaces its PTA and effectively implements 27 international conventions, including human rights conventions. But, the Sri Lankan government failed to implement the international conventions and instead, they expanded the scope of the Prevention Of Terrorism Act (PTA) on 09 March 2021.  

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