National People’s Power Parliamentarian Harini Amarasuriya says the cost of living is rising daily.
Addressing Parliament this evening, MP Amarasuriya said a family of four requires between Rs.64,000-Rs.70,000 monthly to meet their basic needs.
MP Amarasuriya said the figure does not include meat, eggs, or milk adding that the sum is required to meet the basic needs.
She noted that 60-65 percent of the country’s population don’t generate such an income, including those among the working class.
MP Amarasuriya said at present the poverty stricken, unemployed and the employed are equally battered by the cost of living and economic crisis.