President Mahinda Rajapaksa said priority will be given to supply of drinking water equally to that of prominence given to road construction.
He said water of several major rivers will be used to launch this drinking water supply project.
Addressing heads of media institutions this morning at Temple Trees, President Rajapaksa said the Committee appointed to advise the Commission to Investigate Missing Persons is not an investigative committee.
He also said discussions between NFF and SLFP over the contesting for Uva Provincial Council election is still continuing.
Addressing journalists, External Affairs Minister G.L. Peries said regulations on the registration of NGOs are being amended.
He also said a reminder was called on the operation of NGOs recently but new conditions were not imposed.