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12 June 2019

Primark criticised in Germany over poor conditions of Sri Lankan suppliers

Author: Derek Scally, The Irish Times

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark [...] with [...] a new report flagging what its authors call low-cost fashion’s high human cost....

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12 June 2019
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Die Arbeiter*innenorganisation Shramabhiani Kendraya hat im Auftrag der Christlichen Initiative Romero (CIR) zehn sri-lankische Zulieferfabriken von Primark und C&A untersucht. Das Fazit der Studie: Es kommt hier immer wieder zu Verstößen gegen die...

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4 June 2019

Asia: Forum Asia reports role of business in attacks on defenders is growing more common

Author: Forum ASIA

"Defending in numbers: Resistance in the Face of Repression - 2017-2018", 31 May 2019...

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28 April 2019

China: Xi Jinping vows to ensure transparency on Belt and Road projects

Author: BBC (UK)

“Xi Jinping vows transparency over Belt and Road”, 26 April 2019...

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27 March 2019

Sri Lanka: Fairtrade & Rainforest Alliance investigate after illegal wage deductions exposed at certified tea plantations; Incl. co. comments

Author: Lisa Fuller, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"EXCLUSIVE-Tea label giants vow probe after Sri Lanka labour abuse expose", 27 March 2019...

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27 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Kelani Valley Plantation response to incidences at Robgill Estate

We as Kelani Valle Plantations PLC, Sri Lanka’s one of the highest performing Regional Plantations Company (RPC) engaged with ethical and sustainable plantation business since 1992. The strategies we implemented as long term sustainable and responsible...

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27 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Fire at Kelani Valley tea plantation leaves 16 families homeless

In January 2019, the living quarters of 66 people, including 21 children, were severely damaged by a fire at the Robgill Estate in Sri Lanka’s tea district. The official cause of the fire had not been determined; however, reports blame "grossly inadeq...

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10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: 16 families homeless after fire at Bogawantalawa tea plantation

Author: A. Suresh and M. Thevarajah, World Socialist Web Site (WSWS)

4 February 2019...

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10 February 2019

Sri Lanka: Tea workers demand increased minimum daily wage

Author: Quintus Colombage, La Croix International, Sri Lanka

"No storm in a teacup for Sri Lanka's tea industry", 2 February 2019...

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24 January 2019

Sri Lanka: Why NAP on business and human rights?

Author: Daily FT, Sri Lanka

"Business and human rights – An imperative for Sri Lanka", 24 January 2019...

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