Mangala challenges MR: Show any clause detrimental to country in MCC

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Referring to the statement made by opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa over his concerns regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday challenged the opposition leader to show whether the content of the MCC was detrimental to the country.

The Finance Minister said the opposition leader was making an effort to level allegations against the government that the signing of the MCC with the US was harmful to the country but it was a sheer illusion

“There is no mention about any harm that could be caused to the country in effect of the MCC,” he said.

“The opposition leader earlier launched false propaganda during election time in the past, creating an America bogey saying that there was an arrangement to sell Sigiriya, Sinharaja Forest and Galle Fort to America but there was no truth in it,” he added.

Minister Samaraweera said that he felt sorry for Mr Rajapaksa because they were aware of the fact that their camp was on the verge of a massive defeat and added having known this fact, he was attempting to deceive the people by making such false statements.

Opposition leader making a statement said the contents of this proposed agreement are not known even to parliamentarians let alone the general public. “Before this agreement is signed, its text should be made public, presented to parliament and debated,” he said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the information available indicated that this agreement has to do with road development and land reform but the government has not explained what exactly this entails and what its impact will be on the country. (Sheain Feranandopulle)

  Comments - 8

  • Citiy Saturday, 02 November 2019 10:49 AM

    Ok Can you show us anything good for the country ? Selling half the country for 200 years !!

    MP Saturday, 02 November 2019 11:25 AM

    ALREADY YOU AND YOUR SO-CALLED GOVERNMENT HAVE DONE ENOUGH DETRIMENTAL THINGS TO THE COUNTRY. YOU HAVE GRABBED POOR PEOPLE'S MONEY THROUGH UNFAIR TAXATION AND YOU PEOPLE ARE ENJOYING LIFE.

    johan Saturday, 02 November 2019 11:37 AM

    MR's theory is if he flatters he can bear the smell if others do he can't bear it

    samson Saturday, 02 November 2019 11:56 AM

    You need public opinion and not the opinion of 225 useless people.

    Renato Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:12 PM

    Whatever it has to be debated in Parliament in length as usa is desperate to keep world in control very soon modi will be.expelled

    A.Silva Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:12 PM

    As crown lands given to the poor are usually not transferable difficult to sell.Once clear deeds given can easily sell.Any big company can easily purchase.Even under present circumstances most farmers in Mahaweli have sold their lands underhand and after that working under new land owner.

    dickie bird Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:30 PM

    Go visit the Phillippines and the Subic Bay. Morals, Culture all destroyed. Why did they get rid of these generous Americans?

    H G Hamstring Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:30 PM

    I challenge Mangala to show the MCC agreement


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