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GSP+ restoration a 'victory' for Sri Lanka - Ranil

Sri Lanka's prime minister said moves to restore European Union trade concessions were a victory for his government and for "all of Sri Lanka", after the European Commission recommended reinstating the GSP+.

"The government's commitment over the last two years, towards protecting human rights is now bearing results," declared the prime minister. The GSP+ was revoked from Sri Lanka under the previous  government.

The move will allow Sri Lanka to gain a wider access to the European market noted the prime minister. He went on to thank the "many people who committed their time and worked tirelessly" towards restoring the tariff.