The Ceylon Trade Union Federation says certain decisions reached by the government when reopening the country could lead to another COVID-19 wave.
Speaking during a media briefing Deputy Chief Secretary of the Union Chaminda Perera said the government is preparing to put people’s lives at risk to uplift the tourism industry.
Perera said the government is facing a severe economic crisis and claimed it is not due to the collapse of the tourism sector.
He claimed the government lost its sources of income by reducing taxes to provide concessions to their associates and engaging in a sugar and garlic scam.
Perera added the government is losing all its sources of income and attempting to uplift the economy by only developing the tourism industry.
He noted the public made numerous sacrifices for nearly two months.
He stated however due to decisions reached by the government the country may be pushed towards another crisis.
He urged the government to refrain from reaching decisions that may lead to another lockdown.