Minister Arjuna Ranathunga says that the government has focus attention to arrange a new programme instead of the existing carbon tax. Secretary to the Ministry of Transport L.P Jayampathi told the SLBC that the new programme will be more concessionary for the vehicle owners. They have made many complaints regarding the carbon tax.
- Minister Naveen Dissanayake says that all arrangements have been made to release the gazette notification about holding the presidential election
- The president said that the elements who attempt to abolish capital punishment are indirectly supporting terrorism and crime