MCC not beneficial to SL: Wijeyadasa

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MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday claimed that Sri Lanka would not benefit from the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) pact and that not even a cent would be received by the Treasury.

He told a news conference that the US$480 million would be received by the particular US company which would undertake the project in Sri Lanka and according to the MCC pact, the Treasury will not receive a cent.

The MP said neither the Auditor General nor the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) would be able to mediate in any of the transactions involving the MCC funds.

He said the government had agreed to sign three agreements with the US namely SOFA, ACSA and MCC and the government had given priority to the MCC agreement which sets the background to the other two agreements.

The MP said the government had passed several laws and acts in preparation to the signing of MCC such as amending the Foreign Exchange Bill, privatising the clearing department of the Central Bank, the Land Bank Act and the Counter-Terrorism Bill. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Sri Wickrema Saturday, 09 November 2019 05:05 PM

    Born liar.

    Buddhist Saturday, 09 November 2019 06:14 PM

    USA should have looked after the Deal of Deal Dasa for him to support this.

    Chalres Consalos Saturday, 09 November 2019 06:15 PM

    I agree with this chap. If treasury get the money it will be used solely for the benefit of the Royal family and his clans.

    Sandun Saturday, 09 November 2019 06:16 PM

    You are not beneficial to Srilanka either. Please get lost.

    Buddhist Saturday, 09 November 2019 06:28 PM

    Its a joke this guy still gets space on newspapers!

    Kumar Saturday, 09 November 2019 09:00 PM

    No agreement is forever. There is an escape clause in every agreement. This money is free with stipulations. If this money is not going to the treasury, then I see the reason why these bankrupt politicians are having a problem. Borrowing money from China is for the taking.

    smartgent Saturday, 09 November 2019 09:03 PM

    Dont take this guy seriously. He keeps changing sides according to his benefit

    Hubert Saturday, 09 November 2019 10:08 PM

    Some one who has no knowledge in Physics and Maths is a mutt so has no cognitive power to understand comple issues

    LAW Saturday, 09 November 2019 11:24 PM

    What is most beneficial to the country is a Wijedasa put away for good.


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