State Minister Susil Premajayantha says that there is opportunity at present to look for new avenues in development. He said that politics have moved into a new path under the leadership of the present President. It is the responsibility of all stakeholders to develop the country by creating an import-export economy. The government has launched a programme to encourage new creations by paying attention to scientific findings. Taking part in the Subarathi programme of the SLBC today, he said that the President has paid his attention and monitoring the programme. The state minister further said that the government under the leadership of Mahinda Rajapakse will become victorious at the forthcoming general election and all stakeholders friendly to the country will be part of that victory.
- The President instructs the authorities at the Katunayake International Airport to minimize delays in passenger arrival and departures.
- Parliamentarian Ajith P. Perera says Ranil Wickremasinghe should step down from the UNP leadership and hand it over to Sajith Premadasa.