The Association of Importers and Distributers of Essential Food Items says that ample stocks of essential food items are in the market at present. Media Spokesman of the association Hemaka Fernando says that prices have also slightly decreased. Wholesale price of a kilogram of Sugar is 94 rupees today. A kilogram of Dhal was available at 103 to 104 rupees. Prices of imported potatoes and big onions are also in a reasonable Range. He added that local rice stocks are being brought to the market. Mr. Fernando also says that traders have ordered enough stocks to cater to the demands of the upcoming festive season.
- Several university lecturers also say that the sole solution for the prevailing political crisis in the country is the holding of a general election.
- Health authorities commend the public contribution in the dengue control programmes.