Colombo Telegraph

No One Can Stop Us From Signing ECTA With India: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night declared that no one can stop his government from signing the controversial Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India.


“We have the majority in Parliament and we are going ahead with this agreement, and no one can stop us,” he told reporters on Saturday while touring Hambantota to inspect the airport, port, the convention centre and hospital.

The Prime Minister said that his government has launched a series of initiatives in an effort to generate 1 million new jobs for the youth.

“There are people shouting, and demanding us to not sign the agreement with India, who is shouting? The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA). They are going on strike, but when they strike it doesn’t affect the government, it only affects the people,” he said.

Wickremesinghe also termed those opposing the agreement as ‘traitors’.

He also added that the GMOA had put up a bogus agreement on their website claiming it to be the agreement they government plans to sign with India. “This is a bogus document,” he added.

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