Issuing a special statement Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that facilities and benefits will be increased to teachers, but will never take away the privileges that have been given. The CID has launched an investigation into the fake news published over social media stating that the education minister was going to stop salaries of teachers during the school vacation. The education ministry secretary Sunil Hettiarachchi lodged a complaint at the CID.
- The JVP accuses that a large number of resources of the country was sold to foreigners during the Rajapaksa regime
- The Prime Minister says the country was trapped in a debt burden when the present government came to power