Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will make special statement in parliament today on the New York Times report and Hambantota Port project. The New York Times Newspaper carried a news item recently with regard to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtaining funds for the election campaign in 2015. Meanwhile, the premier will also make special statement with regard to the Hambantota port project and its funding agents.
- The Media Minister condemns the act of intimidation to a local journalist who has provided the necessary information to the New York Times Newspaper.
- The Prime Minister says the government deals with China and India as a sovereign states.