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PM’s Office requests Kashyapa Thera to submit amendments to MCC deal

The Prime Minister’s office has requested Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera to point out the sections that were harmful to the country in the MCC agreement and to submit required amendments.

Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister Charitha Ratwatte made this request in a formal letter to the Thera today. Ratwatte has also forwarded  a copy of the MCC agreement for the Thera’s perusal.

The Prime Minister’s office further pointed out that the correct name of the Agreement mentioned in a banner displayed during the protest fast should be ‘Millennium Challenge Corporation Agreement’ and not ‘Millennium City Development Corporation Agreement.’

Yesterday, Kashyapa Thera commenced a fast-unto-death protest urging the government to refrain from signing the MCC agreement.

However, the Thera called off his fast unto death strike today, upon the receipt of letters from the Premier and the two presidential front-runners Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa.

The Premier, Rajapaksa and Premadasa have assured that the MCC agreement will not signed before the Presidential polls.

The letter has been reproduced below;