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GSP+ ultimatum on death penalty threat to sovereignty – President

Noting that the European Union has threatened to withhold its Generalised scheme of preferences (GSP)+ concessions if Sri Lanka resumes capital punishment, President Maithripala Sirisena said today that such ultimatums are a threat to the sovereignty of the state.


Prez concerned over UN peacekeeping missions

President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concern over issues that have arisen due to delays in clearances carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) when dispatching police and security forces personnel to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions.


World population to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – UN

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' World Population Prospects report released on Monday (17) states that the world population is expected to climb up to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today.


Reconciliation and sustainable dev in SL: UN to continue support – Secy Gen

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has assured Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera of continued support for Sri Lanka's reconciliation and sustainable development agenda.