The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today asserted that it will not accept the policies of the United National Party (UNP).
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the SLFP took a firm decision to withdraw its support for the UNP as its policies could not be accepted.
A group of SLFP members, including former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, signed an agreement with the UNP this week after refusing to back SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential election.
Speaking in Kurunegala today Jayasekera said that the SLFP has concerns over the policies of the UNP.
He said that among the concerns is the decision taken by the cabinet to approve the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant of US$ 480 million.
He said that President Maithripala Sirisena had consistently opposed the agreement yet cabinet approved it this week.
There had been concerns that under the proposed MCC deal the US will gain control over land in Sri Lanka. The US rejected the claims.
The Finance Ministry said this week that the Sri Lankan Government has the option of amending the identified projects under the deal even after the signing of the Agreement.
Sri Lanka is the 37th recipient of such grant funds from the people of United States of America. (Colombo Gazette)