Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Sagara Kariyawasam says the county’s economy has suffered severely owing to the shortage of US dollars.
Speaking to NewsRadio, MP Kariyawasam said all countries are going through hardships due to global economic setbacks.
He said they cannot deny that the public is struggling to cope with the current economic climate but assured that the government is taking all measures to provide relief to the citizens.
MP Sagara Kariyawasam noted that despite financial issues, the government has declared next year as the year of development.
He said through a systematic programme, the government aims to fulfill the pledges it made to the public.