Govt. should decide on MCC before polls: Harshana

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The government should decide on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement with the United States before the general elections, SJB candidate Harshana Rajakaruna said today.

Mr. Rajakaruna told a news conference that the government should take a proper stand on the agreement before elections as per the pledge it made during the presidential election.

“The government got the mandate to refrain from signing the MCC agreement and therefore it should come up with a clear stand on it,” Mr. Rajakaruna said.

“It seems that the government is undecided on the agreement as one minister says 80 per cent of it is good, while another says the government is studying it. Some others in the government say it will not sign it. Therefore, it is time that the ruling party takes a proper stand on it,” he added.

Asked about the SJB stand on the agreement, Mr. Rajakaruna said they always believed that the Sri Lanka would have some benefits from the MCC agreement.

He said the government should also take a stand on the Hambantota Port agreement with China as the SLPP opposed it when in the opposition and harped on it during the last presidential election campaign. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Sajith Friday, 26 June 2020 11:28 PM

    They already did you liar. But why don't you tell us about the USD 10 million your received from the MCC back in 2018? What happened to this money you got from the US?

    Richard silva Saturday, 27 June 2020 07:33 PM

    US embassy says that they haven't make any payment to Yahapalanaya.

    Chanaka Saturday, 27 June 2020 12:07 AM

    MCC has not benefited other countries who have it. Remember, " America First" policy is US stand!

    Sujith Saturday, 27 June 2020 12:15 AM

    When the Sri Lankan masses don't have an issue electing an American as president of the country, why would these people bother about signing the MCC ?

    Milinda Sunday, 28 June 2020 07:35 AM

    This podiyan fellow once said that they will get gota to wear jumper clothing Hè is very immature and a clueless guy with out a clear vision. Only big talk with no action like his leader Puthano.

    Rajesh Pantha Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:35 PM

    Stop Chaps. Wait and see immediately after the election MCC agreement will be signed. No doubt on that. Rajapakses are fooling the entire country.


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