Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sugath Disanayake says that a national disaster management plan is in place. He said that programs to educate and train people at all levels in this regard are being implemented. Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemanmtha Herath said that health authorities are prepared to face any challenges with experience in the past.
- Minister Mahinda Amaraweera discloses that steps have been taken to ban non-degradable plastics.
- Police request people in isolated areas to adhere to quarantine rules and regulations.