Two European Union Parliamentary Members, Lord William Dartmouth and  Geoffrey Van Orden, who visited Sri Lanka as members of the “Friends of Sri Lanka Group”, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera,  at the latter’s office   on 2 January. During the call both the parties exchanged views on matters of mutual interests and  agreed to enhance bilateral trade and tourism cooperation, maximizing the benefits for Sri Lanka under the EU’s GSP+ facility.

Malik Samarawickrema, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Dr. R.H.S.Samaratunge, Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and  Mano Tittawella, Senior Adviser to Finance Minister were also present.

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