SLPP prepared to renegotiate agreements with other countries

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is prepared to renegotiate agreements Sri Lanka has already signed with other countries, SLPP founder Basil Rajapaksa said today.

Rajapaksa said that bilateral agreements cannot be simply terminated.

He said that a future SLPP-led Government will renegotiate any agreement not suitable for Sri Lanka and sign a fresh agreement, if required.

Rajapaksa noted that a committee has already proposed amendments to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement with the US.

Following a Cabinet decision taken on December 18, 2019, the a four-member committee led by Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, Professor of Economics of the University of Colombo, was appointed with effect from January 01st, 2020 to study the proposed agreement.

Former Secretary to the Ministry of Transport Dr. D. S. Jayaweera, President’s Counsel Justice Nihal Jayawardena and architect Nalaka Jayaweera are the other members.

The committee had found a number of clauses which could be harmful to Sri Lanka (Colombo Gazette)