Sat, 16 Oct 2021 Today's Paper

Prez seeks time till Jan. ’20 to approve

21 August 2019 03:58 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

At yesterday's Cabinet meeting, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have sought time till January next year to approve the agreement with the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) but Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had insisted it should be signed as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz told journalists that it was a development assistance grant and that her country was hoping for the final approval to go ahead and sign this agreement.

“The MCC is a US government aid agency like the USAID. It does not operate quite the same way, though. The agreement has simple terms and conditions for the programmes we will be funding and has two components -- projects under the transportation and infrastructure segment and the other under the land administration segment,” she said.

Ms. Teplitz said Sri Lanka would receive US$480 million under this programme for development projects such as transport infrastructure and land administration. (Kelum Bandara)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 2

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Roshanaly Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:00 AM

    PM wanted to get the grant before the change of Government.

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 21 August 2019 09:33 AM

    Reasonable request. Time needed to study English and then the agreement.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


How a 19-year-old TikToker is helping bring back the Woolly Mammoth!

A young TikTok star and his friends are helping an ambitious gene editing pro

Unmasking Sri Lanka’s Pyramid Parasites

A Financial Cancer Spreading Through Sri Lanka Again...

Writing Letters to Michele Bachelet Causes Turmoil Within the TNA

The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is currently in a state of great turmoil. Th

A state-sponsored elephant racket in the works

A controversial new gazette has been issued seeking to employ elephants for w