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EU meeting to discuss matters:

Top business delegation to lobby for GSP+ facility

West should support private sector, not try to cripple the economy:

A high-powered business delegation will visit the European Union to discuss matters regarding the GSP+ facility and to lobby for the facility as there is an uncertainty over it.

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Hemas signs agreement with IRCTC:

No drop in Buddhist pilgrims to India


The number of tourists visiting holy places of Buddhist worship in India on pilgrimage has not dropped though non-essential travel has dropped due to the credit melt down early this year, said Director/General Manager, Hemas Travels (Pvt) Ltd., Riza Ahamat.

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Stocks surge to new highs

Stocks at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) gained across the board as investors bought up the market. The broader market index, the ASPI and the more sensitive MPI, both gained 2 percent to end at 2,780 (up 56 points) and 3,128 (up 59 points) yesterday.

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Seventy percent of Sri Lanka’s apparel is exported to Europe. The withdrawal of the GSP+ facility would affect the apparel sector where it has created a large number of employment opportunities. Pictures by Saliya Rupasinghe

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