The Samagi Jana Balawegaya claims that several foreign nations are critical of the actions of the present administration.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Parliamentarian Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said Middle Eastern nations from which the country could have sought assistance pertaining to fuel are disappointed with the government.
MP Jayamaha questioned if there was an enigma similar to the Bermuda Triangle unearthed near Sri Lanka since fuel shipments have gone missing in the recent days.
He said nations like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman who were keen on assisting Sri Lanka, who not only had close ties with the United National Party but also had ties with former Prime Ministers SWRD Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike have been alienated due to the actions of the present Head of State.
MP Jayamaha claimed Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera was attempting to sell off Ceylon Petroleum Corporation filling stations to private companies in a last ditch effort to raise funds to keep the bankrupt country afloat.
The MP said the government’s inability has been highlighted by these actions.
Joining the media briefing, Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said the country has gone into an unofficial lockdown.
MP Kiriella said schools and universities have closed down, there is a medicine shortage, and state services have also disrupted while essential items are being sold at various prices due a lack of a control price.
The Parliamentarian called on the government to step-down and hold elections allowing the public mandate to take charge.
He said no nation will be willing to assist Sri Lanka until the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa steps down