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 pressures of the ongoing economic crisis.
The decision was reached following discussions held with Ministers and Members of Parliament earlier today (16).
In addition, it has been decided to use additional money for this purpose from the relief budget that will be presented in August.
The Acting President advised to expedite the implementation of the food security program, while special attention was also paid to providing fuel and fertilizers regularly and promptly.
During the discussion, plans were also made to prepare the necessary environment for businessmen to run their business without any inconveniences.
Meanwhile, Acting President Wickremesinghe said that the plan handed over by the peaceful protesters has been recognized as a good plan and added that he will inform the activists about the measures being taken to fight corruption.