Mar 22, 2021

Sri Lanka will not sign the MCC pact; AG tells court

The Attorney General today informed the Supreme Court that the Millennium Challenge Corporation compact will not be signed by Sri Lanka.

Additional Solicitor General Farzana Jameel representing the Attorney General informed Court of the decision, when the petition filed by several factions including venerable Agulugalle Jinananda thera and the Government Medical Officers Association calling for Court to issue a stay order to prevent the government from the signing the MCC compact was taken up for consideration this morning.

The Additional Solicitor General said a decision has not been reached yet, pertaining to the Status of Forces Agreement or SOFA.

Additional Solicitor General Farzana Jameel also informed Court that as the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement or ACSA has already been signed, it will continue to be maintained as determined by the government.

The petitions were taken up for consideration before the Supreme Court bench comprising justices P Padman Surasena, AHMD Nawaz and Gamini Amarasekera.

The case will be taken up for consideration once again on the 12th of June.