Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena claims citizens including farmers and professionals are taking to the streets since the government has failed to provide solutions to their issues.
Speaking in Parliament today, during the debate on the second reading of the 2022 Budget, MP Jayawardena said although members of the government are painting a rosy picture, the public is severely burdened by the unbearable cost of living.
He said the government has stated protests are being staged for political reasons.
MP Jayawardena requested government members to visit their constituencies to seek the opinion of the people instead of making statements while remaining in their offices.
The Parliamentarian questioned as to why long queues can be witnessed at present to purchase, gas, cement, milk powder and various other products, if the government has provided solutions to the issues faced by the public.
He also dismissed claims made by government MPs that solutions have been given to issues faced by farmers and to those part of the tourism industry.
MP Kavinda Jayawardena also claimed the very same people who voted for the present administration, will overthrow the government if an election is called now.