Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says the government has destroyed the agricultural civilisation of the country just as foreign invaders and Kalinga Magha did in the past.
MP Premadasa said fertiliser cans have also exploded in addition to gas cylinders.
MP Premadasa speaking at a gathering in Dambulla yesterday said short-sighted actions of the government have led to this present situation adding that the government has crippled the public and has brought about a queuing era once again.
Premadasa claimed the government came into power promising there will be no explosions, while the public has only continued to experience explosions related to gas cylinders.
He charged that fertiliser cans provided by the government to farmers are also exploding and are emanating a bad odour.
He added the opposition understands the plight of the people.