Us And Sri Lanka Agreement

In response to growing resistance, the United States has “renamed” SOFA as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Ambassador Teplitz, who participated in a social media campaign to protect the agreements, said the United States “does not intend to establish a military base or establish a permanent military presence in Sri Lanka.” However, the adviser to the President of Sri Lanka, Mr.M Zuhair, warns: “With sofa in hand, the Americans do not need a “military base” in Sri Lanka … because the whole island will be a super-state controlled by the United States, operating above Sri Lankan laws… Meanwhile, local activist groups such as the National Joint Committee and Sri Lankan diaspora activist groups such as SPUR (Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka) Australia are calling for the government to immediately transmit the contents of the agreement to the public without change. They are encouraged by the Sri Lankan Supreme Court`s decision on the State Countries Act (special provisions) last month to refer the law to provincial councils, as it would affect the adoption of land provisions under the GCC pact. As the coalition of Sri Lankan foreign groups in the United States/Amerikawe Api said: 6. Each party must provide effective means to assert their rights and enforce rights in investment, investment agreements and investment authorization. 2. In the event of an investment dispute between one party and a national or a company of the other party, the parties to the dispute first seek to resolve the dispute through consultation and negotiation, including the application of non-binding third-party procedures. If, subject to paragraph 3 of this article, the dispute cannot be resolved by consultation and negotiation, the dispute is submitted for resolution in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures previously agreed upon; all dispute resolution procedures, including expropriation procedures in the investment contract, remain binding and may be enforceable in accordance with the provisions of the Investment Treaty, the relevant provisions of national law and applicable international conventions relating to the enforcement of arbitration awards.