Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka says he is hoping to present a common programme in January to save the country from bankruptcy.
Speaking to media in Kandy today, MP Ranawaka said the programme will include proposals to address the economic crisis and ways to repay loans.
He said he also held discussions pertaining to the matter with the Chief Prelate and the clergy.
MP Champika Ranawaka noted, if the country is bankrupt, it will not only impact the clergy and the temples, but the entire country.
MP Ranawaka noted it will take decades to rebuild a country that is bankrupt.
He said despite the current grim situation, the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank and government members are carrying out their day-to-day work, leaving the people and the rest of the country to find answers.
MP Champika Ranawaka said he has held discussions with a number of factions and stressed that a comprehensive programme will be unveiled to the country in January.
He also noted that blaming the 6.9 million voters who backed the present administration will not be of any use, since they themselves are disheartened by the actions of the government.
The Parliamentarian said when the country is in trouble, not only the supporters of a particular political party but all citizens suffer.
Meanwhile, MP Patali Champika Ranawaka said he rejects the assertions made by Ministers that fuel prices had increased in the world market.
He said prices reduced considerably during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MP Ranawaka noted when the demand increased, oil reserves of the United States, China and India were released to the market.
He said if the Governor of the Central Bank is aiming to reduce fuel consumption by increasing prices, it will have a major impact on the economy.
MP Champika Ranawaka noted that fuel is the livewire of the economy. He said if less fuel is consumed, it means the country and economy are not functioning at full strength.