Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he believes Sri Lanka should have gone for an IMF programme much earlier & that NOT providing chemical fertilizer to farmers was a mistake and government now ready to provide chemical fertilizer again.

Earlier, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wanted to making Sri Lanka the first country in the world to eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa further says he disregarded the seniority of Parliamentarians, when appointing a new Cabinet. He requests the youth to extend their support to the new Cabinet Ministers. President Rajapaksa says the new Cabinet Ministers have an opportunity to deliver the system change which has been one of the demands of the protesting youth.