The National People’s Power charges that the government lacks a plan to resolve people’s issues.
Speaking during a rally in Tangalle, Leader of the party Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka claimed the incumbent government has not held discussions or presented proposals to resolve the issues either.
MP Dissanayaka noted the Minister of Energy holds discussions and claims there will be a fuel shortage after two days, there will be a shortage if dollars are not released to unload ships and that petrol and diesel prices will be increased by Rs.17 and Rs.52 respectively.
He claimed instead of providing well thought out solutions the Energy Minister is announcing whether or not there are fuel stocks, amidst the crisis.
The MP added the Minister of Power does not understand the difference between watts and kilowatts.
MP Dissanayake claimed operations at several power plants have come to a standstill due to the lack of fuel while five-hour power cuts are being imposed daily.
He stated the Yugadanavi Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya which generates 270 megawatts was closed for two days adding it has sufficient fuel stocks to operate for four days and will be closed once again from Tuesday.
He added the Kelanitissa Power Plant and the Sapugaskanda Power Plant are also closed while the Minister of Power is not in the country.
MP Dissanayaka also charged the Minister of Finance of failing to act responsibly regarding the prevailing economic crisis, adding he is avoiding Parliament sessions as well.
The MP added the country’s economy has collapsed and present and the Finance Minister must explain the situation in Parliament and present solutions.
He said instead the Finance Minister has remained silent and questioned how authorities should act amidst a crisis.
MP Dissanayaka said the authorities must explain the crisis, provide solutions, reassure the crisis will be resolved within two to three months and provide a plan in this regard.
He further claimed the Minister of Trade was unable to provide essential items when a shortage of several items arose and prices of goods increased.
MP Dissanayaka said while the country is facing a severe crisis with the debt burden, being unable to release containers, cement shortage, rising prices of goods and fuel shortage, the President is visiting random institutions.