with economic crisis and very few countries coming forward to bail out Sri Lanka
the island government has decided to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore
pending for nearly four years.
Sri lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe
is understood to have raised the issue during his meeting with Singaporean
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Japan on the sidelines of the
state funeral for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who was
assassinated nearly three months ago
free trade pact between Sri Lanka and Singapore signed in January 2018 was
suspended because of objections from Sri Lankan opposition parties and
professional bodies. Sri Lanka proposed several amendments but there were no
takers on the opposition side.