Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to implement an urgent relief program to provide fuel, gas and essential food items to the public who are struggling due to the economic pressure.
He has taken this decision following discussions held with Ministers and Members of Parliament this morning (16).
In addition, it has been decided to use additional money for this from the relief budget that will be presented in August.
In that discussion, the Acting President advised to speed up the implementation of the food security program.
Special attention was paid here to provide fuel and fertilizers regularly and promptly.
Also, during this discussion, plans have been made to prepare the necessary environment for businessmen to run their business without any hindrances.
Meanwhile, Acting President Wickremesinghe said during the discussion that the plan handed over by the peaceful protesters has been recognized as a good plan.
The Acting President further said that he will inform the activists about the measures being taken to fight corruption. (NewsWire)