As promised by the President during his election campaign, the Government is not in a status of signing the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement, Education Minister Prof. G.L Pieris said.
He said that the President spoke about a direct policy which is being implemented to save the country.
"We know that the people of some of the signatory countries who have signed the MCC agreement, had become workers. With that risk, the President mentioned the reason as to why he would not not sign the MCC." the Minister said.
The opposition also claimed that the Government would sign the agreement secretly. Now they are claiming even if it is abolished, the Government would agree to it in some other way," Minister Pieris said.
As a Government, the President, is firm on his decision not to sign the MCC agreement, the Minister added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)