Defence secretary Major General Kamal Gunaratne assures that no room is left to recurrence an incident such as the Easter Sunday attack. Participating a reception held at Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Pannipitiya this morning, he said that the freedom we won ending three decade long war was challenged by the Easter Sunday attack due to giving a low priority to the national security of the country. He promised to discharge the duty of security of the country entrusted to him by the President to him efficiently as we have a security force with talents.
- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says all radio channels are responsible to establish progressive radio style in the country. – National Radio bags a number of awards at the State Radio awarding ceremony.
- Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that the government is ready to pass the benefits to the consumers if the fuel prices in the world market continue to decline