Anura Kumara wants debate on CEPA

Anura Kumara wants debate on CEPA

May 29, 2010   03:26 pm


Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Member of Parliament Anura Kumara Dissanayake says he is to request a debate in Parliament regarding the India-Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). He is to table the request when Parliament meets on June 8.



The agreement now popularly known as the CEPA has been discussed between Sri Lankaand India since the 2008 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Colombo but is yet to be signed.



Recently a group of prominent Sri Lankan business entrepreneurs staged a protest near the Liberty Circus urging the government not to sign the agreement as it was detrimental to Sri Lanka.



A delegation from the protestors later met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, where the President said that any agreement that is found to be detrimental to Sri Lanka would not be signed.

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