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Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

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The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

The President expressed these views when he received the report of the Experts Committee at the  Presidential Secretariat this evening. 

  Comments - 10

  • Nat Monday, 10 December 2018 08:41 PM

    Guess who was president when it was signed...

    Dancing Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:11 AM

    ...bur RW did not brief the Prez. RW was dancing the way he wants

    Dee Monday, 10 December 2018 08:52 PM

    Must be like the "100 day program"

    Mo Monday, 10 December 2018 09:09 PM

    Shall we know the qualification, experience and foreign exposure of these so call expert? Even a country has the FTA with any other country, it should get approval from import and export controller from both countries.

    ram Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:19 AM

    mr.my3what happned to bond scam report relase in sinhala and tamil languages. as u promesed release them we are eager to read and know what is there.

    Chux Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:44 AM

    This is why he is such disastrous leader as he does not understand any bilateral pacts as he only knows how to refuse anything where he put our country in to a real mess

    Dam Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:26 AM

    What a joke. Report also comes up at a time when the country is having a political turmoil. The copies must be given to other parties too

    Ajith Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:48 AM

    I have seen it was sugned in front of Sirisena the HE

    sangar Tuesday, 11 December 2018 08:17 AM

    "Prevention is better than cure". So, the president should have prevented signing the faulty FTA if he were a smart leader.

    Dinna Tuesday, 11 December 2018 03:23 PM

    Who was the witness to the signing of this agreement. We you hypnotised? Why didn't you ask for the details? If you did and still didn't get it, why did you preside over the signing of it?

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