Leader of the JVP Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka says the crisis the country is faced with is similar to the crisis at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
MP Dissanayaka said both situations are evidence of failed economic policies.
The Parliamentarian speaking in Parliament said therefore they are attempting to show the public that future generations will face dire economic consequences if citizens do not come forward to drastically change current economic policies.
Meanwhile, Chief Opposition Whip Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said they received information that authority to import fuel to Sri Lanka will be vested with India in return for a loan sum of USD 1.5 billion as reported by state print media.
MP Kiriella questioned whether the Finance Minister’s upcoming visit to India was due to this matter.
Responding to the query, Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila said the post of Trade Union Secretary of the Opposition is being held by an uneducated individual.
Minister Gammanpila said India had not requested the monopoly for fuel distribution of Sri Lanka claiming the present administration will never heed to any such requests.