Neither CEPA nor any other similar pact with India: PM

2015-12-09 07:57:11

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today told Parliament that neither the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) nor any other similar pact under different names would be signed with India.

He said only an agreement in connection with economic and technological cooperation would be signed and that it would not provide any opportunities for Indian professionals to work in Sri Lanka.

In a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said the government had informed India that Sri Lanka was opposed to the inclusion of‘services’ in the agreement that is to be signed and that India was agreeable to the exclusion of this clause. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • Sri Wickrama Wednesday, 9 December 2015 14:34

    PM should initiate a strategy to defeat various false propaganda spread by the so called trade unions.

    Reply : 1       14

    lkboy Wednesday, 9 December 2015 14:57

    then what about people in the economic and technological fields? Will they get effected?

    Reply : 5       4

    kan Wednesday, 9 December 2015 15:21

    Sri Lankan professionals leaving their own country for greener pastures could be replaced with Indian professionals, what is wrong in this?

    Reply : 9       11

    dilip Wednesday, 9 December 2015 18:05

    specially doctors are welcome from any country

    Reply : 3       11

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