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The Cabinet of Ministers has decided not to sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement following the recommendations made by the the committee of experts appointed to study the agreement.

The Cabinet Spokesman said the government also considered national security concerns in relation with the MCC agreement and added that the agreement was not in accordance with the Constitution.

However, he said the government is prepared to have discussions with the US to make amendments to the agreement.

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  • Jude Friday, 28 February 2020 11:14 AM

    Tell the Yankees that LANKANS cannot be bought at $480 million grant !!! YEAH !!!

    Jude Friday, 28 February 2020 11:15 AM

    Hey Yankees!! We love dealing with Chinese !!!

    Si Friday, 28 February 2020 12:09 PM

    To get Corona Virus

    Jude Friday, 28 February 2020 11:17 AM

    With Chinese, they DON'T stipulate unreasonable conditions like SOFA and ect. !!! Huh!!

    Jude Friday, 28 February 2020 11:20 AM

    Hey Yankees, YOU CAN shove that $480 mil in where the sun DON'T shine !! Yeah!!!

    Jude Friday, 28 February 2020 11:24 AM

    Shockingly amazed !!! Wow !!

    max Friday, 28 February 2020 11:26 AM

    Great. But sad news to JVP and UNP brothers whose objective is to attack govt. with anything and everything.

    Sugandh Thomas Friday, 28 February 2020 05:22 PM

    Gullible you.

    Ranjith Friday, 28 February 2020 11:36 AM

    Government has no right to sign the MCC please cancel SOFA and ACSA as well both treat to our sovereignty and security as well

    Thimothy joseph Friday, 28 February 2020 11:53 AM

    The committee has actually said to sign after the General Election and that is termed differently ...

    hans perlee Friday, 28 February 2020 12:04 PM

    Idiots

    mp Friday, 28 February 2020 12:09 PM

    Oh! poor Mangala!

    Sars Friday, 28 February 2020 12:21 PM

    OH. WIMAL WAS ADMITTED TO THE I. C. U. LAST WEEK. TO AFTER HEARING THIS TRANFER TOMORROW TO THE NORMAL WARD. NOW HE CAN LITTLE BIT BREATH. MONDAY HE WILL OPEN HIS S:: :: T. MOUTH

    senna Friday, 28 February 2020 12:23 PM

    Await muslim terrorist attacks and colour revolutions. America the king of false flag operations always gets what it wants and does not care how and Sri Lanka is full of useful idots to help them.

    Lankan Friday, 28 February 2020 12:26 PM

    Srilanka can be fooled by US.... US is worried about Chinese influence in SL. This is geopolitics nothing else... Now we need a good leader to say.. No..no.no. to US..

    KINGbARNET@PAKISLAND.LK Friday, 28 February 2020 12:29 PM

    At last the natural justification of the STUDY.......

    Andrew Silva Friday, 28 February 2020 01:03 PM

    Who is fooling who? What a eye wash. This disicetion is only till the election is over. After that 50% or70% or80% of the MCC is benificial to the country will be said by the leaders.

    hans perlee Friday, 28 February 2020 01:15 PM

    What we do with the Chines is in accordance with the Constitution? Don't make me laugh. Taking loans from China we can never pay back so they slowly, bit by bit take all of Sri lanka. Yes, that is in accordance with the Constitution.

    Jack Friday, 28 February 2020 01:51 PM

    Hats off to Gota. Finally a government with spine. Sajith

    Sando Friday, 28 February 2020 01:57 PM

    MCC was a ploy by the LTTE Diaspora. Well done Government.....We voted in.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 February 2020 02:07 PM

    But sovereignty of H'tota port can be given for 99 years to China... then no sovereignty, patriotism and threat talk.

    Judge Judy Friday, 28 February 2020 02:21 PM

    Talking about human rights is anathema to Sri Lankan govt.

    Yehiya Friday, 28 February 2020 03:03 PM

    Entertain the gallery. Only for three months.

    Sokrates Friday, 28 February 2020 03:25 PM

    @ Jude. I don't know any Sri Lankan who doesn't have a price.

    Mithun Friday, 28 February 2020 03:25 PM

    There are lot of Nationalist comments above. These are nice to hear but US is the largest single market for Srilankan exports which is USD 2.7 billion per year. If US put more taxes on our exports like they did with China, where we will be?????

    ranjit Friday, 28 February 2020 03:40 PM

    Lankan- no,no to US but yes, yes to China and corona virus

    Citizen Friday, 28 February 2020 03:41 PM

    This is a gimmick to hoodwink the general public for votes

    GOD Friday, 28 February 2020 05:29 PM

    Idiots. Great development opportunity missed due to general elections and politics.

    vithura Friday, 28 February 2020 05:56 PM

    Yeah, who needs Yankees, when we can go behind snake and reptile eating loan sharks who spread deadly viruses and tie us up in knots with massive debts!

    Janaka Friday, 28 February 2020 06:54 PM

    It will be signed after the election if SLPP wins , they will wait until election is over , This is just to fool the people to be the Votes

    King Saturday, 29 February 2020 10:11 AM

    "Government is prepared to have discussions with the US to make amendments". In other words we'll con the dumb public till after the elections!

    Adam L Hamsoon Saturday, 29 February 2020 11:03 AM

    However, he said the government is prepared to have discussions with the US to make amendments to the agreement.


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