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MCC Compact inconsistent with Constitution: AG informs President’s Secretary


19 January 2021 02:04 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Attorney General Dappula de Livera advised Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact is inconsistent with written laws and the Constitution.

AG’s Coordinating Officer said the Attorney General had informed the Secretary to the President that Program Implementation Agreement (PIA) and Articles of Association of MCA are also inconsistent with the written laws and the Constitution.

This was informed to the Secretary to the President in writing after considering the findings on the MCC of the respective state institutions including the relevant Ministry and the recommendations of the report of the Committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to review MCC agreement were taken into account.

Thus, the Attorney General said there was a legal barrier in implementing the MCC agreement. 

The government led by President Rajapaksa suspended the proposed MCC agreement in December 2019 and a four-member committee was appointed to review the agreement and submit recommendations to the Cabinet.

Accordingly, the final report of the four-member committee was handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on June 24, 2020. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 10

  • RoaringCreek Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:09 PM

    The US has already withdrawn ? The Sri Lanka state efficiency?

    Shan Tuesday, 19 January 2021 05:44 PM

    You are right. MCC is water under the bridge.

    Anura Hettiarachchi Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:50 PM

    Mr. AG - Not only MCC a lot of things happening in Sri Lanka for last 4 -5 decades are inconsistent with basic laws.....

    vithura Tuesday, 19 January 2021 05:16 PM

    Beggars can't afford bravado, they just have to be happy with the crumbs thrown their way, that is if they are lucky!

    Lala Pala Tuesday, 19 January 2021 05:21 PM

    You seems to be Brainless chap - It is gone long ago. Seems just wake up (like Keheliya's son).

    Martin Milton Tuesday, 19 January 2021 06:52 PM

    VERY well said Mr AG. AS many observe there are so many things going on in Sri Lanka that fits this same bill! MM

    Buddhist Tuesday, 19 January 2021 06:59 PM

    Didn't this same AG review the agreement before it was signed under UNP Govt?

    Francis Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:07 PM

    Where is your mouth piece Nishara Jayaratne. You think you are too smart it is just the opposite and worst AG so far in our history

    Pantha Kumaran Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:06 PM

    MCC is dead and buried Who wants AG's opinion now. Today the AG is putting his head every where and bringing our Paradise to bankrupt.

    Dee Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:11 PM

    Why bother about MCC anymore? It's long gone! Is there an election around ?

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