Translated excerpts from the president's press briefing.
Names were revealed in documents shared with defence lawyers.
The confirmation vote at parliament is expected next week.
The project aims to foster entrepreneurship and provide vocational training.
A recommendation by the judicial watchdog was approved unanimously with 72 votes.
The Elections Commission plans to increase the number of ballot boxes.
Japan also pledged to donate 21 paramedic ambulances next month.
Cars and motorbikes were found in two containers imported as timber.
The former vice president was charged with obstruction of justice.
Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to arrive on an official visit on September 2.
Approval was sought to allocate grant aid and extra funds for signature initiatives.