No agreement with the US military – Ruwan Wijewardene

No agreement with the US military – Ruwan Wijewardene

Written by Staff Writer

30 Jan, 2019 | 2:55 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has denied allegations on having signed an agreement with the US military.

The State Minister of Defence commented on the matter following his visit to the Abhimansala in Anuradhapura to call on injured veterans.

Wijewardene continued to say that although they have signed MOU’s with the militaries of a number of countries they have not signed an MOU with the USA. He further said that the US has only expressed their interest in signing an agreement that is still under discussion adding that this affair will be carried out for several months.

State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene added that this could only be brought about following discussions between the two governments and that no country can forcefully come and set up an Army base and neither will they allow it.


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