Acquisition And Cross-Servicing Agreement Sri Lanka

The agreement is valid for 10 years and all transactions must be agreed prior to a transfer. However, Sri Lankans remain skeptical. Part of the problem lies in the fact that there is « little information in the public » about the « specifics » of the agreements. On the other hand, the likelihood of Sri Lanka and the US reaching an agreement on SOFA may seem bleak at the moment, given the strong opposition. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament that SOFA was still under discussion and that his government would not sign an agreement on Sri Lanka`s sovereignty. « The deal under discussion appears to be aimed at streamlining unblocking procedures for visiting U.S. military personnel, » Nilanthi Samaranayake, director of strategy and policy analysis at CNA, a nonprofit research organization in the Washington area, told The Diplomat. That is why we call on the government to immediately reveal the full approval to the public, » the JVP Politburo said in a statement. The United States has ACSA agreements with 89 other countries around the world.

With CASA referring to mutual cooperation in peacekeeping operations, the JVP`s political bureau asked on Tuesday whether the deal would facilitate the establishment of a U.S. peacekeeping force on the war-torn island. Logistical support authorized under this Agreement may not be transferred beyond the forces of the receiving Party without the agreement of the providing Party. Such a « routine and very modest » agreement has been reached with 89 other countries, Steven Mann, the assistant secretary of state for Central and South Asia at the U.S. State Department, said while he was recently in Colombo. « The government initially said the details of the deal would be leaked to the public, but it had so far kept it undercover. » The categories of goods and services permitted include food, oil and transport. The supply of weapons or ammunition systems is expressly prohibited by this agreement, » the U.S. Embassy said in a statement. Two defense cooperation agreements between the United States and Sri Lanka, the Already signed AcSA (AcSA) and the Status of the Forces Agreement (SOFA), which is currently being negotiated, are raising concerns, criticisms and controversies on the Indian Ocean island. However, as Samaranayake points out, proposed defense pacts with the United States tend to be controversial at first. This is what happened with India, for example, when the United States…