The Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the National People’s Power have announced that they will boycott this week’s Parliament proceedings.
Opposition MPs have claimed that the government should present a programme to resolve the issues faced by the public immediately.
The opposition said despite Parliamentarians debating in the house, issues faced by the people remain unresolved.
They said the fuel, gas, fertiliser and food shortages have not been resolved.
Speaking in Parliament today, NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said without a stringent programme to resolve the issues faced by the people, debating government matters in Parliament is futile.
MP Dissanayake said the government should at least present a short-term programme to take the country forward.
He said therefore they have taken a decision to boycott this week’s Parliament sitting.
Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara also echoed similar sentiments.
MP Jayasekara said only if Parliament is able to find solutions to the issues faced by the people, it should have sittings.
Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa claimed if Subject Ministers cannot resolve the issues faced by students or address the fuel crisis, they should not remain in their posts.
Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thera claimed that the present government has no legitimacy to run the country.
Rathana thera said the present government does not have any answers to the economic crisis.
The thera is of the view; the government will not be able to secure international support.
Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Nimal Lanza says the opposition parties are focused on sabotaging the programme of the government to gain political mileage.
Speaking in Parliament, MP Lanza said the government is working to resolve the current issues faced by the people.
He said if any faction can present answers to the issues of the country, they are willing to support them.
MP Nimal Lanza noted that the opposition is only trying to destabilise the government and achieve its marrow political goals.
He said it is not the time to play politics but to work collectively and find answers to the issues.