President Counsel Ali Sabri says that the President enjoys the right to appointment or removal of a Prime Minister from the office constitutionally. He also has the constitutional power to prorogue the parliament session. Certain people are making efforts to show this locally and internationally as a major issue. Mr. Ali Sabri says these efforts are detrimental to the democratic process in the country.
- Australian Foreign Minister says that they encourage all parties in Sri Lanka to continue to resolve differences peacefully
- Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that an economic programme will be implemented to bring relief to the people