Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said residents of Colombo will take to the streets soon.
Speaking in Parliament today, MP Rahuman said restaurants in Colombo have shut down due to the shortage of LP gas while residents in Colombo don’t have access to firewood to use as an alternative.
He said kerosene oil is also unavailable.
The Parliamentarian said the government should not attempt to lay blame on various groups in the event the public takes to the streets.
The MP called on the Prime Minister to take prompt steps to provide Kerosene.
Responding, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a major unrest has been created in Colombo due to shortages of fuel and the unaffordability of food for daily consumption adding the matter will be discussed next week.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the food crisis is not unique to Colombo adding it is prevalent across the world.
The Premier said the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has reserved USD 30 billion to address the matter while the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that the US is preparing to face the grimmest crisis ever faced by the world within the year and that some areas will run out of food.
The Prime Minister said the list of countries include Sri Lanka and Afghanistan adding discussions are underway to implement a special programme to address the issue.
Premier Wickremesinghe said he is striving to present a new Budget in order to provide relief to the public adding everyone must unite in these efforts.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the next obstacle will be the collapse of small and small-scale businesses.
The Prime Minister said committees will be established at district level to implement various programmes.