General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara says he was made aware of the Yugadanavi agreement, after Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka tabled it in Parliament.
Speaking to media in Kandy the State Minister said the relevant agreement was not tabled before the Cabinet of Ministers.
State Minister Jayasekara added however the Cabinet should be aware of the relevant agreement.
He questioned how the Cabinet of Ministers approved the agreement, without evaluating it.
The State Minister noted it is a national issue, and not a private deal.
He claimed it is an agreement which will create a monopoly for the supply of gas in the country, in the future.
The State Minister questioned how the Cabinet can fulfil its responsibility without taking a look at the agreement.
State Minister Jayasekara stressed the agreement must be tabled before the Cabinet and revealed to the country, adding the government has nothing to hide.
He added it must only be concealed if there is something to hide.
Meanwhile, former President Maithripala Sirisena said the government was informed of burdens faced by the public due to prevailing issues in the country, on several occasions.
The former President noted discussions have been held regarding the prevailing situation, while the government was also informed in writing.
When inquired on the Yugadanavi agreement, former President Sirisena said he was also unaware of the agreement.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena said all parties affiliated with the government had directed a letter regarding their stance on the matter as well.
He added there were no such agreements during his term in office as the Head of State.