The opposition says the government must obtain the assistance of India to import essential commodities, medicines and fuel amidst the current economic crisis.
Speaking to media in Colombo, Parliamentarian Harsha De Silva said India has always been a friend to Sri Lanka and will help if assistance is requested.
MP De Silva noted that the next few months will be crucial as Sri Lanka will require the assistance of international partners to bring down essential items.
He said Sri Lanka’s loans must be restructured as it cannot afford to pay for essentials and honour debt repayments.
MP Harsha De Silva said the government missed the opportunity to reach out and obtain the assistance of the International Monetary Fund as well.
He said the government should inform the public that it cannot repay the loans and therefore certain tough decisions must be taken.
MP De Silva said they are willing to support the government in obtaining the assistance of international partners as well.