Written by Staff Writer
24 Feb, 2020 | 8:28 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – The Frontline Socialist Party believes that the people of the country have given the government a mandate, to not sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation compact.
Addressing a media briefing today Politburo Member of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Pubudu Jagoda noted that prior to the election the SLPP made it clear that they are against the MCC. Jagoda noted that the people of the country naturally assumed that the SLPP had expressed their stance after studying the MCC agreement.
However, the FSP member noted that after coming into power the administration has expressed it reluctance to oppose the agreement, stating that they need to read the agreement once again and that they want to appoint a committee to review it.
“..Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs arrived in Sri Lanka. When she was here, the President officially informed that the compact was not thoroughly studied, and to do that, a committee will be appointed. He also said that steps will be taken based on the recommendations of the committee. But there are some issues here. The government contested the election promising that MCC will not be signed. The mandate given to this government was against MCC..” – Pubudu Jagoda
Jagoda questioned whether the Government would take a political decision about MCC or whether they would take a decision based on the technicalities presented by the committee. He also questioned why the committee report on the MCC isn’t being made public.
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