NewsVen Udumbara Kashyapa Thera's fast-unto-death campaign against the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement was called off yesterday (Nov 5). This was after considering two letters sent by presidential candidates Sajith Premadasa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He had said that the matter would be debated in Parliament, prior to signing it, after the November 16 vote. Premadasa had also noted that he would consult the Maha Sangha including Kashyapa Thero to obtain their advice concerning the agreement. The hunger strike was staged at the Independence Square in Colombo.
Source: Sunday Times November 06, 2019 02:47 UTC