President Rajapaksa has underscored that neither he nor his Government will ink any agreement or document that will bring negative results to the people or the country.
The President laid this emphasis when he received a memorandum expressing disapproval of the proposed CEPA Agreement. The memorandum was handed over by a group of professionals, Doctors and Engineers among others after arriving at Temple Trees in a walk.
The President told them that a trade or any other agreement inked should be beneficial to both sides. He pointed out that successful results cannot be achieved from a trade agreement which will bring benefits only to one side. As such, neither he nor the Government in the past did sign an agreement which was not conducive to the country or the prople or had any negative influence. He assured that no such attempts would be made in the future. President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera were present on this occasion.