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United States GSP program expires on Dec 31

The United States’ Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program expires on December 31, 2017.  The United States Congress did not re-authorize GSP before adjourning for the year.  The immediate effect of GSP expiration is GSP eligible imports to the United States from Sri Lanka and other GSP beneficiary countries and …

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CEA to construct 4 sanitary landfills

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is hoping to construct four large-scale sanitary landfills across the country as a measure to resolve the solid waste issue. CEA Deputy Director General (Waste Management) Eng. J. M. U. Indraratne said the project would be initiated with funds from the Korean Government obtained as …

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Indian arrested with heroin worth Rs 2.1 million

Sri Lanka Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake arrested an Indian national attempting to smuggle a stock of heroin worth over Rs 2.1 million into the country. The suspect, a 33-year-old male, had arrived from Chennai onboard flight UL126 at 5.42am this morning (28), a spokesman …

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