President Maithripala Sirisena says that Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe cannot establish democracy in the country which is not prevailing in the United National Party at present. The president said this during a discussion with public officials. The President further emphasized the need to implement a programme to eradicate poverty in the country.
- Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila says that there is no vacancy for the post of Prime Minister
- The awarding scholarships to children of migrant workers of the Northern Province takes place in Jaffna