The National People’s Power says at present Sri Lanka is in a state similar to that of a ship caught in a storm.
Speaking during a programme in Kandy Leader of the NPP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said the government has not stepped forward to take responsibility for any issue that has arisen in the country.
He added the country is moving forward without a captain to steer it.
The MP noted over 1,500 containers are held at the port while there is a shortage of several food items in the market and there are queues to obtain milk powder.
MP Dissanayaka claimed there is a crisis regarding the country’s administration at present.
He stated Ministers are blaming the Chairman of the gas company over the gas issue adding however that the individual in fact was appointed by the President.
MP Dissanayaka said the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture was removed from his post for issuing warnings, the Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority was sacked while the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka resigned from his post.
He said recently media reported that Secretary to the President PB Jayasundara had also left his post adding however that he received a Gazette notification issued by Jayasundara himself, removing MP Susil Premajayantha from his post as a State Minister.
He questioned how a President’s Secretary who resigned from his post issued a Gazette to remove a State Minister.
MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka also claimed MP Susil Premajayantha who contributed to pass the 20th Constitutional Amendment in Parliament became its first victim.
MP Dissanayaka said he warned of such a situation at the time the Amendment was passed.
The MP noted the dictatorial rule established through the Constitution must be changed and a democratic rule must be established under which public representatives will be able to freely discuss people’s views within the Cabinet and in Parliament.
MP Dissanayaka said MP Susil Premajayantha commented on prices of goods at a weekly fair which is justified, adding that public representatives have a duty to present the views of the people to the government and Parliament.
He added however through the Constitution the responsibility towards the people has been taken away from public representatives.