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In Uncategorized on 11/04/2021 at 03:34

Gunewardene said Teplitz had responded to a reporter`s question during the recent interview about the government`s signing of the agreement that “the government`s current priorities are the election and response to the COVID 19 crisis.” While it is important for Sri Lanka to consider all the modalities of implementation of the pact, it is equally important to consider the benefits that could be lost if the government continued to delay the approval of the agreement. In a separate report, News 1st reported that U.S. officials had responded to a question they had asked that “the Sri Lankan government has asked for time to review the MCC agreement, and the United States is complying with that request.” Indeed, Sri Lanka is often cited as a case study of debt trap diplomacy in the region and it is legitimate to argue that the government should be vigilant in reviewing the terms of future development agreements. This is a standard protection, characteristic of international aid agreements that are used to ensure that subsidies are used exclusively to achieve the pact`s objectives and do not fall into the wrong hands. The main points of contention are: where does the money go and what does this funding mean? In accordance with the draft publicly available agreement, the MCC is providing this grant to address two of the “binding constraints” that Sri Lanka imposes on economic growth: (a) inadequate infrastructure and transport logistics planning and (b) lack of access to land for agriculture, services and industrial investors. Late last month, Sri Lanka`s Cabinet of Ministers approved, in a major step forward, the implementation of the $480 million Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant and published the final draft grant agreement to the public for review. The four-member committee, headed by Professor Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, who last week presented its interim report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said that there were clauses and conditions in the agreement that would have a negative impact on national objectives and objectives, sovereignty and national security and would be incompatible with the legal framework and the Constitution, Financial Times Minister And Guna Gun. Published by the Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka: opposition to the agreement known as the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) was an important plateau in Sri Lanka`s Political Campaign Podujana Peramuna ran during the election of its candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in November 2019. ECONOMY – Sri Lanka has denied reports that it will sign a controversial financial aid agreement with the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation after August`s parliamentary elections. The agreement has been at the centre of heated debates and political conflicts in recent months: the president has refused to approve the agreement before the end of his term, a petition of fundamental rights (FR) against the signing of the agreement, which will be filed before the Supreme Court, and even an almost orchestrated protest earlier this week. The agreement, which included a $480 million grant, was to reduce congestion, improve public transportation in Colombo, upgrade provincial roads and expand existing initiatives to improve land management. The Daily Mirror and the Colombo Gazette both quoted Teplitz as saying that “a decision will be taken on the agreement of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) after the August parliamentary elections.” Asked whether the government would reconsider two other agreements with the U.S. government – the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and the Acquisition and Cross Services Agreement (ACSA) – said the government would not reverse the agreements already signed.