The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement will not be signed with the United States under our Government, Minister Wimal Weerawans said today.
He said this after he assumed duties as the Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) & Enterprise Development, Industries & Supply Management Minister.
Responding to a question raised by a journalist on the MCC, Minister Weerawansa said “We do not expect to sign the MCC agreement under our Government and we have won this issue.
The MCC was a highly debated agreement, which was to be signed prior to the presidential election. However, the process of signing the treaty was halted due to the mounting pressure exerted from various parties.
The agreement was reported to be signed on October 31 at 3.00.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena had assured several MPs who had gone to meet him to verify reports of signing the MCC agreement, that it would not be signed before November 16. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
The journalists must not ask questions from wrong persons.He knows how to inherit wealth for his family for generations. What does he know about
Spartacus Monday, 25 November 2019 07:55 PM
What can a humbug like u know this MCC is all about? Will u resign if it is signed?
Anura Jayantha Monday, 25 November 2019 08:01 PM
USA will be happy so that they can retain the money and tell Sri Lanka that we came to assist you financially and you turned us down so do not make fuss about that we do not help you! Can someone please tell the truth about this MCC? Right to information act is sabotaged by lies from both rival parties in my country!!
CN Monday, 25 November 2019 11:10 PM
GR or MR has not said anything against the MCC. They have said if it benefits Sri-Lanka, they will negotiate to remove the clauses that are not good and implement it. This guy does not know anything. Though he is regarded as one of the architects of GR's victory, he will be controlled by BR cause of the corruption charges against him.
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