Government yet to reach decision on MCC – AG

2019-12-13 at 13:05

The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the government is yet to reach a decision on signing the Millennium Challenge Cooperation agreement with the United States.

The matter was informed by State Additional Solicitor General Farzana Jameel, representing the Attorney General, whilst noting that the government is presently subjecting the agreement to review.

The governments present stance on the matter was revealed when the Supreme Court took up several Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the signing of the agreement for consideration.

The FR petitions were filed by several factions including the Government Medical Officers Association.

The petitions were taken up for consideration by a five member Supreme Court bench consisting of Justices Bhuvaneka Aluvihare, Murdu Fernando, LTB Dehideniya, Gamini Amarasekara and S Thurairaja.

The petitions are due to be taken up for hearing once again on the 25th of December.