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.
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.
The controversial MCC compact is in the news again, with both Government and Opposition MPs reacting to reports that its signing is imminent.
MP Udaya Gammanpila accused the UNP of hatching a conspiracy to link SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Easter Sunday attacks.
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.
Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that if Gotabaya Rajapaksa's tax reforms are implemented the country will face bankruptcy like Greece or Venezuela.
The Govt has turned the loss-making white elephants of the Rajapaksa govt into profitable and viable enterprises, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.
Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa said he will continue the constitutional reform trajectory of the UNF government, amendments to the executive presidency included.
A heated argument erupted in Parliament yesterday between government and opposition MPs over an alleged handing out of jobs during an election.
UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa has written to PM Wickremesnghe seeking a secret ballot from among the party's Working Committee and Parliamentary Group.