Written by Staff Writer
07 Jan, 2020 | 7:32 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – As tensions between Iran and USA are on the rise, there are concerns that Sri Lanka might also be dragged into the conflict. Views regarding the controversial MCC agreement, and other American agreements, which could drag Sri Lanka into the conflict were expressed in parliament today.
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa speaking in parliament questioned why the controversial MCC agreement, which was highly criticized by those in the Government today, is not being torn up immediately. Premadasa noted that the 4th of February would be an ideal day to do this and stated that everyone in the opposition would support this move.
MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage reacting to the statement noted that the Government would not sign the MCC agreement. He went onto state that the Government would also re-evaluate the Singapore FTA.
JVP MP Nalin Bandara joining the debate reminded the chamber about claims made by MP Wimal Weerawansa on how dangerous the MCC is. Bandara noted that canceling the MCC is as simple as writing a letter to the MCC and stating that the Government is not ready to betray the nation. Nalin Bandara also noted that the Government should launch an investigation into the politicians and officials who engaged in discussions regarding the MCC agreement.
UNP MP Mujibur Rahman joining the debate noted that the USA has deployed warships in the Indian ocean in order to launch an attack on Iran. He noted that those who signed the ACSA agreement in 2007 will also be held responsible for such an attack as they would have to supply logistical support to the Americans.
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