The preliminary report of the committee appointed to study the MCC project, has been handed over to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this afternoon at the presidential secretariat. A committee of four members was appointed with effect from 1st of January on a cabinet decision taken by 18th December 2019. Economics professor of the Colombo University Lalithasiri Gunaruwan is the chairman of the committee. Former secretary to the Transport Ministry Dr. D.S Jayaweera, President’s counsel Nihal Jayawardhana and Charted Architect Nalaka Jayaweera are other members of the committee. An independent professional analysis is expected from the committee. The full report is expected to be handed over within four months.
- The government says that it is on a clear stance on the travel ban imposed by the US on the Army Commander.
- Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Alliance has been formed.