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Sri Lanka pressed by USTR on IP protection, GM food | 19-October-2009

The United States has asked Sri Lanka, ranked high for software piracy in Asia, to better enforce intellectual property rights and also lift restrictions on American imports like genetically modified food.

Sri Lanka may lose clothes trade benefits for alleged human rights abuses | 19-October-2009

The European Commission is all set to recommend withdrawal of trade benefits from Sri Lanka after allegations of large scale violation of human rights surfaced during the last stages of the civil war against the LTTE.

No CEPA with Pakistan before India | 11-October-2009

Sri Lanka is very likely not pursue a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Pakistan because a similar agreement with India was put in cold storage last year amidst mounting domestic pressure.