Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the government ensures that people will enjoy the relief granted by the government without delay. At a meeting with heads of media institution, the Prime Minister said that one year concessionary period has been granted for those listed in the Credit Information Bureau and banks have been informed about the decision. Instructions have been issued to provide concession to small and medium scale enterprises. A loan scheme with 10 per-cent interest has been introduced for their benefit.
- Minister Mahinda Amaraweera assures that there will no fuel shortage in the country.
- The petition filed by A.H.M Fowzie over the expulsion from the SLFP will be taken up for hearing in March.