The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says it has no faith in the statement by Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa that all debt of the country will be paid off and that the country will be debt free.
Parliamentarian JC Alawathuwala speaking to NewsRadio said the statements by the Finance Minister and the developments in the country are contradictory.
He added the government does not have a stringent plan to release 1,000 containers of essential goods that are held up at the Colombo Port due to the shortage of dollars.
MP Alawathuwala said matters claimed by Minister Rajapaksa, since his appointment as Finance Minister, have not been fulfilled to date.
The MP said due to the fertiliser issue, rice is being imported, instead of allowing farmers to harvest by providing a sufficient supply of fertiliser.
MP Alawathuwala said the public is being battered from all corners, adding that Minister Rajapaksa can only be believed after his claims come into fruition.