The government has decided to review the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement

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Attorney General Dappula De Livera informed the Supreme Court today that the government has decided to review the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement – MCC – which was to be signed between the former government and the United States.

Appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, the Deputy Solicitor General Farzana Jameel informed the judge bench of the government’s decision, not take any steps to reach the agreement, until the review is completed.

The Fundamental Rights petitions filed against the signing of the MCC agreement, seeking an Order declaring that the decision taken by the previous government to ink this deal is in violation of the Constitution, were taken up before the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, this morning.

The judge bench comprised, justices: L.T.B. Dehideniya, Bhuwaneka Aluwihare, S. Thurairajah, Murdu Fernando and Gamini Amarasekara.

The petitions are next scheduled to be taken-up on the 25th of March next year, and the judge bench ordered the Deputy Solicitor General to submit briefings to the Court, on the progress of the review, at the next hearing.

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