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Wednesday 20th November 2019    
SOFA, ACSA Already Signed, We are Only Extending the Time - Lakshman Kiriella | Lankaviews | Views of the TruthLankaviews | Views of the Truth

SOFA, ACSA Already Signed, We are Only Extending the Time – Lakshman Kiriella



Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella has said in Parliament that the government would not sign agreements with any country without the advice of the Attorney General.

Kiriella has said the AG’s advice has already been sought to extend the term of the Status of Forces Agreement(SoFA).

He says that when the Acquisition and Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) was signed in 2007, the SoFA agreement has already been signed in 1995, which was Chandrika Bandaranaike era. 

“In this context, what this government doing is extending these agreements. However, the government does so only after consulting the Attorney General. He has the right to cancel the agreements at any time if it adversely affects Sri Lanka. ”

The fact that sofa agreement was signed in 1994 and remains undisclosed. The government has said several times that the sofa agreement has not been signed and talks are ongoing.