Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Prof. G.L Peiris says that the people were suppressed during the time of the previous government. He pointed out that even before passing 36 hours of assuming office of the Ministry of Finance, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakas commenced providing relief to the people. During a media briefing in Colombo today, he said the time has come to take decisions to build a better future for the people. He said that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna can win any election, but the United National Party cannot win elections. He pointed out that the country could have been destroyed if the government lead by Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe continued.
- A gazette notification announces the number of candidates who will be elected from each electoral district at the general election.
- Sri Lanka Freedom Party will contest the election with a broad alliance.