The United National Party has criticised the government’s attempts to distract the public from the ongoing crisis in the country.
UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene accused the present government of failing to address the growing issues faced by the public.
Speaking at a meeting attended by UNP activists, former State Minister Wijewardene also commented on the recent sacking of two Cabinet Ministers.
He said “the government is treating the public like fools, they think that sacking two Ministers will make us think they are solving the problems in the country. This is just an attempt to distract us. A Cabinet Reshuffle is not the answer to the dollar crisis, if at all the President should remove the Central Bank Governor who has continued to pursue policies that have prevented dollars from entering the country.”
The UNP Deputy Leader further highlighted that daily the problems faced by the public increase yet there have been no attempts made by the government to solve them.
Former State Minister Wijewardene said that the UNP has continually offered its support for any meaningful efforts to solve the crisis in the country.
He said if the current trend continues then the people will take to the streets demanding the resignation of the entire government.