Monday, September 21, 2009

Archbishop calls on EU to grant GSP plus to Lanka

By Gandhya Senanayake

The Catholic Archbishop Rev. Dr. Malcolm Ranjith today called upon the European Community to help Sri Lanka achieve true peace and justice by continuing to accord the GSP plus facility and by giving all other possible assistance to the country.

In a statement to the media, he further stated that Sri Lankan’s through their fervent practices of religious principles, which were the soul of the country, could heal wounds of the past years without being pushed into it by external forces.

He therefore fervently appealed the EC to be strongly proactive in its approach to Sri Lanka which has a proud history of close links with the EC.

Further, President Mahinda Rajapakse made a courtesy call on Archbishop Rev. Dr. Malcolm Ranjith at the Colombo Bishops house this evening.
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