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26 August 2020 06:33 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The experts’ committee report on the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement will be referred to the new Cabinet, Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage said.

He told Daily Mirror at an interview that the committee had raised many issues regarding national interests and that answers needed to be found for these questions.

“I think the report will be submitted to the new Cabinet. The new Cabinet will be expected to make observations from the view point of each ministry. Once that is done, it will be referred to Parliament probably, debated to arrive at a compromise. I don’t know what that compromise will be,” he said.

When asked about the MoU signed among Sri Lanka, India and Japan on the development of the Colombo Port's East Container Terminal, Prof. Colombage said the President was committed to honour it because it was an arrangement between the two countries. He said the policy of the President was that no national asset would be given in total control to any country. See full interview on A5. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 10

  • Empees Wednesday, 26 August 2020 07:27 AM

    What did they study all this time?

    Jinna Wednesday, 26 August 2020 07:47 AM

    Prof. Colombage, the same has been done before the election by the previous cabinet, what was the outcome. Is it a never ending process. You are going to lose your credibility.

    Prem Nalin Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:13 AM

    Welcome MCC!

    Marimuthu Gunasekaran Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:34 AM

    Dear sir I am trap in Dubai since March please help me exit from here my wife and kids suffer with out me Thanking you Yours faithfully M.Gunasekaran (please forward above message to foreign secretary)

    DJ Wednesday, 26 August 2020 09:43 AM

    Just don't waste time sign the agreements. The circus is over the people bought your story and gave you 2/3rd now tell them it's all good and we have removed so many clauses etc. The game is the truth becomes a lie and a lie becomes the truth and life goes on.

    Anura Jayantha Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:01 AM

    Ok time to sign the MCC which brings all the good luck and push for Saubhagye Dakma!

    Prof Dully Murror Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:21 AM

    What for the talking no ? All is talking and not doing no ? But still talking and talking.

    elementary my dear Watson Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:27 AM

    two negatives make a positive. Similarly, two true lies make it an absolute truth !

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:48 AM

    Does this mean that all this time this so-called MCC thing was in the Nursery school. Eventually, it will see daylight only around 2025.

    Neville Jayakody Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:57 AM

    American ambassador told that it will be signed no matter what government is in power, its American interest what matters here! Who are we to decide.

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