The Programme to provide Samurdhi benefits to 600,000 more families will be conducted up tot eh 15th of next month. A ceremony in this connection will be held in Gatambe in Kandy at 10.00 am today. Another Samurdhi distribution ceremony will be held at the Kekirawa public grounds at 2.00 pm. The government has allocate 10 billion rupees to grant Samurdhi rights to new 600,000 families.
- Former Minister Imtiaz Bakeer Markar says that it is the responsibility and obligation of all citizens to defeat separatism.
- The Prime Minister says that people should strengthen peace and national reconciliation now as the security forces have eliminated extremism and terrorism.