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27 August 2001

Sri Lanka: Lobbying puts ban on GE food at risk

Author: Feizal Samath, Inter Press Service

Four months ago, Sri Lankan environmentalists were a jubilant lot. Now, they are disappointed as a landmark ban on genetically engineered (GE) foods from 1 September may be deferred due to protests from western governments and the private sector here.

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22 August 2001

Sri Lanka urged to postpone GM food controls

Author: Reuters

Sri Lanka's business community appealed to the government this week to delay plans to bring back tough controls on genetically modified (GM) food on September 1

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17 August 2001

Groups protest threat to food safety laws

Author: Duane A. Gallop, Earth Times News Service

Over 200 groups worldwide recently sent a letter to US President George W. Bush's administration, protesting what they call "threats" he made to other countries' sovereignty by promising not to trade with them under their current respective food safety...

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26 June 2001

Sri Lanka to suspend GM food ban at WTO's behest

Author: Dayan Candappa, Reuters

Sri Lanka announced yesterday it would comply with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) request to suspend one of the world's toughest bans on genetically modified (GM) food, but insisted the restrictions would be reimposed.

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1 January 2001

SOUTH ASIA: UNEP Launches State Of Environment Reports

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1 January 2001

State of the Environment 2001: Bangladash, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Author: UNEP [United Nations Environment Programme] Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific

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1 January 2000

[PDF] The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Author: Jane Nelson/ Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], International Alert, Council on Economic Priorities

The private sector…has a role in contributing – both directly and indirectly – to the prevention and resolution of violent conflict…The purpose of this report is to review these issues and linkages and to provide a framework for understanding both the...

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1 January 1997

Labour Issues in The Textile and Clothing Industry: A Sri Lankan Perspective

Author: Ranjith Tennekoon, background paper for an ILO tripartite workshop

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