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We should boycott the callous Sri Lanka regime

May 21, 2009

The Times – We should boycott the callous Sri Lanka regime

Those who buy clothes made there, or who go on holiday there, must show their anger at the way the Tamils have been treated,

 

The next time you buy some lingerie, a T-shirt or a pair of rubber gloves, you may want to reflect on this: they were probably made in Sri Lanka. And like it or not, your purchase plays a role in the debate over how to respond to the Sri Lankan Government’s successful but brutal military campaign against the Tamil Tiger rebels, which reached its bloody climax this week.

 

Since 2005 Sri Lanka has been allowed to sell garments to the European Union without import tax as part of a scheme designed to help it to recover from the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004. That means its clothes are 10 per cent cheaper than those from China and other competitors – helping the island to earn at least $2.9 billion from the EU annually. Britain accounts for much of that.

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. luke weyland permalink
    May 22, 2009 10:26 am

    Besides Dilmah Tea what else is Sri Lankan?

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