Permanent appointments will be given tomorrow to 5,000 Samurdhi development officers by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe under the concept of Subject Minister Daya Gamage at the Temple Trees. These officers will be given 2,500 allowance and the 10,000 rupees increased by the government. Measures have also been prepared to provide pension payment to the 1,000 retired Samurdhi officials and the relatives of the 500 officials who died.
- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe emphasizes, a dictatorship is not needed to run the governance of a nation.
- A systematic and proper programme to develop the city of Colombo