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Media Release - Foreign Ministry refutes claims made by Ambika Satkunanathan to the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights

ForminSealThe Foreign Ministry notes with concern the numerous misleading statements contained in the testimony of the Chairperson of the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, Ambika Satkunanathan, during an exchange of views on the situation of human and labour rights in Sri Lanka at the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights on 27 January, 2022.

Sri Lanka achieves its first ever GI certification with Ceylon Cinnamon

pureceyloncinnamon sticksMarking a moment of historical significance, Sri Lanka received its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) certification when the European Union (EU) Commission on 02 February,2022 granted GI status to Ceylon Cinnamon. The outcome was a result of a painstaking, decade-long, arduous endeavour led by the Sri Lanka Export Development (EDB) under the Ministry of Trade with the support of numerous public and private stakeholders.