Ranil says Parliament will be briefed on deals with China, India

RanilPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Parliament will be briefed on the deals Sri Lanka is to sign with China and India.

Wickremesinghe told a group of UNP members at Sirikotha today that Sri Lanka and China are to discuss an economic plan soon.

He also said that both Sri Lanka and China will sign a Free Trade Agreement next month which will help Sri Lanka’s economy and also benefit China.

Wickremesinghe said that an agreement will also be signed with India and Parliament will be briefed on the agreements in order to ensure the process is transparent.

“The draft texts of the agreements will be submitted to Parliament and through Parliament to the public,” he said.

The Prime Minister also said that Sri Lanka is in talks with the EU to regain the EU GSP plus trade concession.

He said the Government also expects the ban imposed on Sri Lankan fisheries products by the EU to be lifted by the end of this year.

Wickremesinghe said the Government was given a mandate by the people to sign agreements with several countries in order to boost the local economy.

He said that several political parties in Parliament have endorsed the economic policy of the Government which took office last year. (Colombo Gazette)

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