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Sri Lanka-US ties on a new journey.
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Sri Lanka Ambassador in the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya says the US’s closure of the GSP Worker Rights review of Sri Lanka without any change to Sri Lanka's GSP trade benefits is a vital announcement that comes at a time when Sri Lanka and the US have embarked on a journey to further consolidate the two countries multifaceted relationship.

He thanked the US officials for their understanding and cooperation particularly the officials of the office of USTR.

Similarly, he acknowledged the contribution made by relevant line Ministries in Sri Lanka including the Ministry of Labour, Industry and Commerce and External Affairs, the Department of Commerce and the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka.

Both countries will continue to work very closely under the newly formed Labour Affairs Committee under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the US and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Wickramasuriya further stated that this welcoming news will generate enormous goodwill between the two countries and create new opportunities for trade and investment especially for US Companies in Sri Lanka.

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