State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe clarifies statements made over ECTA agreement

State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe clarifies statements made over ECTA agreement

State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe clarifies statements made over ECTA agreement

Written by Tharushan Fernando

31 Mar, 2016 | 9:37 pm

State Minister of International Trade, Attorney-at-Law Sujeewa Senasinghe attended the cabinet media briefing on Thursday where he alleged that false statements were being made over the ECTA agreements.

The state minster pointed out that the agreement will not impact any profession. And the president nor the prime Minster has no desire to do so. He said,  however the country needs to bring about industries in order to export to India duty-free for development.

“Countries like Japan, China and Korea are asking us when we will sign the agreement with India for them to come here”, said the minister who went on state that there are over 50,000 employment opportunities created, but there is no one to take those opportunities

The State Minister of International Trade noted that a draft was presented to those who need to see it,  and discussions are still underway, and it will be presented to the parliament – and the relevant section – because nothing can be done by informing the people of everything.

“When making the decision the Prime Minister and us will do so by thinking of the future of the country ” said the Minister Senasinghe.

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