Aug 20, 2021

President to address nation today

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to address the nation today (20).

Prior  to his speech, he is scheduled to visit the Malawatte and Asgiriya prelates.

The President will speak on the Covid-19 situation in the country, economic status  and the barriers towards enforcing a lockdown, according to sources. 

10 political parties made a written request yesterday (19) to the President, asking for a 3-week lockdown of the country.

The Malwatte and Asgiriya prelates too made a written request asking for at least a week’s lockdown.