We did agree but later decided not to sign: Akila

29 June 2020 10:11 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The previous government did agree on some points on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with the US but later decided against signing it following the derogation by the general public with regard to the issue, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.

“We did discuss the MCC agreement with the US during our regime and even agreed on some points, but we decided against signing it because the general public went against it,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

He said the present government had raised the issue to cover-up the real issues faced by the people.

“The Government is bringing new issues to the forefront to divert the people’s attention from the real issues. First, it was the fixing of world cup finals in 2011 and now the MCC agreement has been brought to the forefront,” he added.

Mr. Kariyawasam said the government should openly state that it will not sign the agreement if it is against it. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 7

  • Dudley Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:06 PM

    Don't conn man, who cares for you or your leader or your party.

    P. S. Sunil Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:08 PM

    Hay you are a big liar.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:10 PM

    I say, you are the main man gossiping and trying to cut Sajith's neck, but now your neck will be cut down by RW. Wait and see.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:11 PM

    Don't dream that you or your party will win the election, your guys should be wiped out.

    L.P. Mendis Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:13 PM

    If Gota would not have been the President, your guys would have signed the MCC and destroyed our country. Thank God Gota took control.

    Gamunu Tuesday, 30 June 2020 02:14 PM

    Really? Remember how the UNP, SJB( formally UNP), JVP, TNA and all other partners of the former regime described it as an opportunity for the nation that we should accept the grant? You or any of your party including RW did not mention at any time it was detrimental to the country. Everyone in your side was accusing the Opposition then as scare mongering the nation. How hypocritical and duplicitous you are now. You are a fraud and people will make the correct judgement.soon.

    Nimal nanayakkara Tuesday, 30 June 2020 03:09 PM

    All lies. Get the truth from Mangala who is the MCC FANATIC of the yahapalana regime.

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