The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says public opposition against the government is growing, as they are unable to bear the rising cost of living.
Speaking during a media briefing Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said people are burdened daily as a result of incorrect decisions reached by the government, to control prices.
The MP noted media reports state the government is attempting to increase the price of milk powder by Rs.200, flour by Rs.10, cement by Rs.50 and gas by Rs.550.
He charged the government of creating a shortage of goods in the market and conducting raids to seize goods allegedly concealed by traders.
The MP added thereafter the government takes steps to increase prices.
He noted the President has issued 15 Gazettes pertaining to the prices of goods.
MP Rahuman challenged the government to enforce at least one Gazette that was issued to control the prices of goods for two months, in a stringent manner.
He claimed the government has failed to carry out any programme successfully for two months.
The MP further claimed the rising cost of living will lead to protests and unrest in the country.
Furthermore, MP Rahuman strongly criticised the process to charge foreign expatriates a sum of Rs.7,500 to conduct an antigen test at the airport, on arrival. He added foreign expatriates generate revenue.
He claimed the government is charging them and allowing close associates to earn the relevant sum.
The MP added passengers also have to spend three hours at the airport to undergo the relevant test, despite having obtained a PCR test 48 hours prior to boarding the flight.