The Samagi Jana Balawegaya has questioned the basis of statements by Ministers who claim a fuel shortage does not exist in the country, at a time that people and vehicles continue to line up outside filling stations.
Speaking during a media briefing today, Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathilake said while the public wastes time in queues for diesel, petrol, and kerosene oil, Ministers make bogus claims that the country has sufficient stocks of fuel, including a surplus of fuel while some filling stations have had to turn back fuel bowsers due to sufficient stocks.
MP Karunathilake added the government is blatantly lying about matters that are before the people.
He charged that family governance has brought ruin upon the country.
The MP also stated that the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka that has been appointed to ensure the public has a continuous supply of electricity is today announcing the duration of power cuts leaving people in darkness.
Karunatileka said the PUCSL in future will announce the duration of hours that the public will have power opposed to the power cut duration.
Meanwhile commenting on reports circulating of the family of Members of Parliament being allowed to consume meals in Parliament, MP Gayantha Karunathilake said such things are unimportant at present and will generate public anger.
He called on the government to cut down on all unnecessary expenses and to instead focus on meeting the country’s medicine requirement.
He said medicine is an essential requirement to all age groups and people of all walks of life.