The current government, which assured voters before the presidential elections that no strategic assets in the country would be sold or that no adverse agreements would be signed, must now reverse the damage caused by the previous government and put the interests of the country and its citizens ahead of the complacency of any foreign party that had secretly ventured into an agreement. Gunawardena said. “Given the similar anti-U.S. tactics used in both countries [Sri Lanka and Nepal], MCC`s two programs are not so much about the MCC as they are about the government`s lack of influence in the region,” said a U.S. development expert, who had knowledge of the Compacts, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue. In a separate report, News 1st reported that U.S. Officials had responded to a question they had asked, namely that “the Sri Lankan government has asked for time to review the MCC agreement and the United States is responding to this request.” Opposition to the Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) agreement was an important plan of sri Lanka`s political campaign for Podujana Peramuna to elect its candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in November 2019. The president appointed a three-member committee led by Professor Lalith Gunaruwan of Colombo University to verify the agreement, and in an interim report, the Commission said the agreement was contrary to Sri Lankan law and the Constitution, said Gunewardena, who is also the cabinet spokesman. 3.
Threat to sovereignty: The pressure on the MCC pact came after the Easter Sunday attacks on the Sri Lankan economy and people.