Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa charges the present administration lacks the ability to uplift the country although the public gave the government all powers required to rule the country.
Speaking during an observational tour of the Turtle Conservation Centre in Galle the Opposition Leader said the government failed to correctly assess the damage caused to the environment as a result of the fire-stricken MV X-Press Pearl vessel and estimate the compensation thus far.
MP Premadasa claimed the government is weak and therefore unable to punish those responsible for the environmental destruction caused as a result of the MV X-Press Pearl disaster and claim compensation for the damage caused to the people and ecosystem.
The Opposition Leader added the government was unable to provide solutions to the dollar shortage.
He noted the government was also unable to assess the damage caused due to the MV X-Press Pearl disaster, in order to obtain the compensation due to the country.
MP Premadasa claimed the government is unaware of the method to estimate the compensation.