The opposition claims no other country has paid commissions to obtain loans, in order to import petroleum.
Speaking during a media briefing Parliamentarian Rajitha Senarathne said a Cabinet Paper was tabled to pay a commission of around 40 billion dollars to an individual, to obtain several billion dollars, to bring down petroleum.
He added no other administration had obtained loans from private entities by paying a commission.
The MP claimed poorest countries have also done no such thing, and questioned how bankrupt the government is at present, to even consider the Cabinet Paper.
MP Senarathne further said Sri Lanka owned a share of oil tanks at the Trincomalee harbour, and charged Minister Udaya Gammanpila of attempting to hand them over to India as well.
Commenting on the increasing prices of goods, MP Rajitha Senarathne said the present government has increased prices of goods by a much higher ratio than during the term of the good governance government.
He noted dhal which was at Rs.145 during the term of the former administration has increased by 22% to Rs.265.
The MP said green gram which was Rs.286 is now Rs.846, which is an increase of 220%.
He added chickpea which was at Rs.227 is now Rs.347, a rise of 53%.
MP Senarathne said sugar which was priced at Rs.107 during the term of the former government is now Rs.131.