Former MP Sunil Handunetti writes to President inquiring Govt stance on MCC agreement

Former MP Sunil Handunetti writes to President inquiring Govt stance on MCC agreement

Former MP Sunil Handunetti writes to President inquiring Govt stance on MCC agreement

Written by Staff Writer

08 Jun, 2020 | 10:30 pm

The JVP has written to the President inquiring whether there is any truth to the rumor that the Millennium Challenge Corporation compact (MCC) is to be signed and asked the government when the country will be made aware of the presidential commission report and its contents on the MCC.

Former MP Sunil Handunnetti writing a letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa asked the government’s position on the MCC.

In the letter, the JVP reminds the incumbent Government regarding the controversial status of the country in 2019 owing to the then Government’s stance on the MCC.

The letter adds that although the agreement was to be signed on the 1st of November that year, the signing of the agreement was postponed due to the elections.

Following the postponement, On the 16th of November 2019, the US Embassy in Sri Lanka had announced that they are to renegotiate the agreement with the new Government and that the new Government then proceeded to appoint a Cabinet sanctioned committee to inquire into the pros and cons of entering into the agreement, the letter further said.

The JVP also brings to the light that Cabinet Spokesperson Bandula Gunawardena announced that the government had decided not to sign the agreement in its current state, as per the recommendations of the interim report of the Committee.

The JVP went on to inquire as to when the country will be made aware of the report and its contents in lieu of the fact that it has now been 6 months since it was mandated to inquire into the matter and asks that MP Handunnetti be made aware of the recommendations of the report on behalf of the people of the country.

Latest News