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Alleging that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Indian counterpart will finalise the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) during Mr. Wickremesinghe’s visit to New Delhi next week, MP Wimal Weerawansa today said Sri Lanka will be adversely affected by entering into such an agreement.

Mr. Weerawansa told a media briefing that the issue should be discussed in the Sri Lankan Parliament while the government should also brief the experts involved in the industries that CEPA is expected to cover.

“We are made to understand that CEPA is something which the two countries will focus during the visit of the Lankan Prime Minister to India and we will be compelled to oppose any move the two countries would take to finalise the agreement,” he said.

He said Sri Lanka might be adversely affected by such an agreement as issues similar to South Indian workers affairs could occur if the service sector is opened to India. “The South Indian Estate community population was an issue to both countries,” he added.

At the same time, Mr. Weerawansa said his party had decided to launch a leaflet distribution campaign across the country tomorrow while a protest will also be organised. (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)
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  • Hamban Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:57 PM

    What a hypocrite.....???? When his opponents do something good Wimal Weerawansa sees only the dark side of it. When his ally Rajapaksa regime did dirty anything, he would praise.

    TONLVY Friday, 11 September 2015 03:26 PM

    WIMAL YOU ARE A GENIOUS. WHY NOT CONTEST FOR PRESIDENCY, THEN OUR PROBLEMS SOLVED

    Sammy Friday, 11 September 2015 03:59 PM

    The joker still keeps using the term "South Indian Estate Community" when they have been given Sri Lankan citizenship a long time ago.

    Lokka Friday, 11 September 2015 04:51 PM

    This sick man should be locked up in the mental hospital

    Boonda Friday, 11 September 2015 05:02 PM

    So all agreements with China was good , Ahh?

    Bippity Boppity Boo Thursday, 10 September 2015 08:49 PM

    Oh! Your stance on this matter is irrelevant. This is between two government and that is it. Keep off.

    Rohitha Rajapakse Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:42 PM

    Typical! this chap knows nothing but to be a fear-monger! Must be tired of calling "Kotiya Enawa- Kotiya Enawa"- people are just tired oh his antics.


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