UNP rejects allegations raised by MCC review committee Chairman

Monday, 29 June 2020

The United National Party (UNP) has refuted the allegations levelled against the former Yahapalana Government by Professor Lalithasiri Gunaruwan’s Committee reporting regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement.

Issuing a press release, the UNP said according to media reports, Gunaruwan’s report alleges that US $10 million was provided by the MCC to the then Government following the signing of two agreements with the MCC in 2017 and 2018.

However, Gunaruwan goes on to state that there is no record of these finances at the Ministry of Finance. The Embassy of the United States of America to Sri Lanka and the Maldives has categorically denied that the MCC has released any funds to the Sri Lankan Government.