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    Sri Lankan livelihoods on the line - 19 Oct 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Thousands of jobs in Sri Lanka's garment industry could be under threat because of the country's human rights record.

    The European Union is meeting this week to consider changes to special privileges for the country's textile industry.

    With 250,000 people still displaced by the fighting between the army and Tamil Tigers earlier this year, the EU says Colombo is not meeting its obligations on human rights.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports.