Monday, 04 May 2015 - 8:06
Exports vital to achieve double digit growth'
Economic Affairs Deputy Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva said, while addressing a public debate on CEPA and its implications on Sri Lanka said that Sri Lanka will not go ahead with the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with India if it is of no help to the country.
It was organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka last week.
He also added that he has a key role to play as entrusted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on what has to be done with regard to the CEPA, Free Trade agreement with China, USA and restoring the GSP Plus concessions to Sri Lanka.
He also went on to say that despite certain concerns regarding the GSP Plus, we need to consider strengthening trade relations with rich countries.