The Venerable Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera ended his fast unto death campaign after receiving assurances from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement would not be signed before the 16 November elections.
A letter from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that the MCC agreement would not be signed before the Presidential election and would be signed only after getting the consent of the relevant parties and debating the agreement in Parliament.
Ven. Kashayapa Thero began a fast unto death last morning (5) demanding that the government cease from signing the agreement before the election.
Ven. Kashyapa Thera had also received letters from the presidential candidates Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa assuring that such agreements will not be inked in a hurry before November 16th.
The MCC Board is to meet on December 9 to decide on the developments in Sri Lanka with regards to the grant.