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Existing SOFA agreement signed in 1995 – Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today July 10 that an agreement called the 'SOFA' (Status of Forces Agreement) has not been signed with the United States


Govt has not signed SOFA; has not compromised sovereignty – Ruwan

The Government has not signed any agreement titled Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and has done not done anything to compromise the sovereignty of the people and the country, Acting Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told Parliament today.


MCC CEO keen on pushing controversial compact

Newly sworn-in Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross says the agency is committed to advancing the proposed USD 480 million compact.


No SOFA proposed to Cabinet; MCC will need Oversight Committee review – PM’s Office

The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) to be signed between Sri Lanka and the United States has yet to be proposed to the Cabinet while the equally controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be subject to Parliamentary Oversight Committee review, the Prime Minister's Office said yesterday.


No US military bases allowed in SL – Ruwan

Condemning statements made by Opposition parties and other quarters on the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijeywardene that the Government will not allow US military bases in Sri Lanka.


State Defence Minister will make statement on SOFA/ACSA – Ranjith

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene will make a statement clarifying the Government's position on the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) to be entered into with the United States government, Public Administration Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.


Ceylon Chamber seeks transparency on SOFA/MCC

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) today called for an “enhanced level of transparency” on the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement that Sri Lanka is poised to sign with the United States.