Cabinet appoints 4-member committee to study MCC compact

Dec 19, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has decided to appoint an expert committee to study and look into the issues of the MCC compact and report back to the cabinet.

Accordingly, Dr. Lalithasiri Gunaruwan, Architect Nalaka Jayaweera, Former Secretary to the Transport Ministry D S Jayaweera and President’s Counsel Nihal Jayawardhana has been appointed to this committee.

At the cabinet press briefing, co-cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardhana stressed that any work with respect to the MCC compact has been suspended.

MCC compact consists of 480 million dollars grant funds for traffic management in Colombo, road construction Island wide, and land administration improvements covering the whole country.

Political parties including the current administration earlier held the view that the MCC agreement should not be signed without providing an opportunity for the people to understand the true nature of the agreement.