Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says the public are well aware of the ground reality in the country.
Speaking during an event in Tissamaharama, the Opposition Leader said state income depleted due to the government providing tax concessions to the wealthy after coming into power.
MP Premadasa said this was the main reason for the current dollar shortage.
He said farming communities in rural areas are losing land due to powerful individuals taking over land used for cultivation.
He said Samagi Jana Balawegaya and he will never allow or condone such illegal acts.
He also reiterated that forest reserves must be protected.
The Opposition Leader said certain groups with the help of officials are attempting to take over protected lands.