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MCC not yet discussed, but will be reviewed before deciding – Govt

While the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact has yet to be discussed at the Cabinet level, it will be revisited and reviewed before any decision is taken, the Government said today.

If Gota wins the US will have two First Ladies – Mangala

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that the in the unlikely event of Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidential election on 16 Nov, Sri Lanka will have a president who is a US citizenship and will have the only other American first lady in the world other Melania Trump.

MCC agreement making headlines again

The controversial MCC compact is in the news again, with both Government and Opposition MPs reacting to reports that its signing is imminent.

UNP conspiring to link Gota to Easter attacks – Gammanpila

MP Udaya Gammanpila accused the UNP of hatching a conspiracy to link SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Easter Sunday attacks.

Gota’s UNHRC comments: Mangala fires back

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera attempted to set the record straight today on presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's remarks on Sri Lank'as human rights commitments.

Gotabaya’s VAT reduction will be disastrous – Mangala

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that if Gotabaya Rajapaksa's tax reforms are implemented the country will face bankruptcy like Greece or Venezuela.

We turned Rajapaksa white elephants into viable enterprises – Mangala

The Govt has turned the loss-making white elephants of the Rajapaksa govt into profitable and viable enterprises, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Executive Presidency: Will follow 2015 reform trajectory – Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa said he will continue the constitutional reform trajectory of the UNF government, amendments to the executive presidency included.

Govt handing out jobs during election – Opposition

A heated argument erupted in Parliament yesterday between government and opposition MPs over an alleged handing out of jobs during an election.

Sajith writes to PM; seeks secret ballot; wavers on abolishing presidency

UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa has written to PM Wickremesnghe seeking a secret ballot from among the party's Working Committee and Parliamentary Group.

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