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Israel looks to improve bilateral relations with Sri Lanka

During a meeting between Israeli Ambassador, Ron Malka and Sri Lankan President, and accused war criminal, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Ambassador pledged support for Sri Lanka’s economy.

Earlier this year the European Union warned Sri Lanka that the preferable trading benefits it received under the GSP plus agreement were not “automatic” but depended upon the effective implementation of 27 international conventions, related to human and labour rights, environment and good governance”. 

Sri Lanka’s President has made repeated statement’s against its international commitments to accountability.

Read more about the EU statement here: ‘GSP+ is not automatic,’ European Union warns Sri Lanka


The discussion on Wednesday, between the Israeli representative and Sri Lankan President, focused on improving vocational training in Sri Lanka, transportation, modernising agriculture and technology. In a statement, Rajapaksa spoke of the poor farmers and the need to modernise agriculture to “attract the youth”.

Read more from the Colombo Page here and the Daily FT here.