LNG deal not signed with New Fortress, AKD makes explosive revelation

LNG deal not signed with New Fortress, AKD makes explosive revelation

LNG deal not signed with New Fortress, AKD makes explosive revelation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Dec, 2021 | 11:43 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake made an explosive revelation in Parliament on Friday (10) noting that the agreement for the LNG Plant in Kerawalapitiya was NOT signed with New Fortress Energy, but with a separate company.

“For more than a month, requests were made to table this agreement in Parliament. However, it was not done. Therefore, I will table this agreement in Parliament, even though Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Power Minister Gamini Lokuge failed to do it,” said Dissanayake tabling the controversial agreement.

He said that the Cabinet Paper grants permission to enter into an agreement with New Fortress Energy, however, the agreement was signed with NFE Sri Lanka Power Holding LLC.

“The agreement was signed, not with the company that the cabinet gave the green light for. This is purely misleading the cabinet of ministers,” he alleged.

He also went on to note that Article 13/1 clearly states that this agreement cannot be declared to the people for a period of two years without the consent of both parties involved in the agreement.

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