A visiting top executive
of Marks and Spencer (M&S), the major British retailer, last week assured
Cabinet Ministers, Prof. G. L. Peiris and Dr. Sarath Amunugama that he
would push Sri Lanka’s case for GSP+ concessions.
understand how important the GSP+ scheme is for Sri Lanka. I will do
everything possible to support your application for these concessions",
said Sir Stuart Rose, the Chief Executive Officer of M&S, the largest
clothing operator in the United Kingdom.
"I deeply appreciate Sri Lanka’s ethical standards and her splendid
performance in the apparel sector", he beamed.
Buddhist monk grieves for the dead, which included a prelate, in the
deadly bomb blast aboard a bus at Piliyandala on Friday evening.
* A woman weeps for a loved one, amongst the 26 passengers killed in
(Pix by Kamal Wanniarachchi)
JVP factions’ battle spill
The Somawansa faction of the JVP has thwarted dissident group’s
attempt to manipulate the Patriotic National Movement (PNM) to its
advantage as both parties flexed their muscles with the government
overtly backing the rebel...
Flak over DIG promotions
With the recent promotions to the rank of Deputy Inspector
General of Police (DIG) running into a storm amidst the axing of both the
senior-most SSP in service and the second in line, at least five of the
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