Election monitoring body the Peoples Action for a Free and Fair Election or PAFFREL says the social struggle based on the hardships faced by the public has been undermined by those in power and charged them of neglecting responsibilities as public representatives.
PAFFREL issuing a statement expressed regret over the actions of the government and the irresponsibility of a majority of Members of Parliament and party leaders during the past few days.
PAFFREL also claimed that the President, the Cabinet and Parliament are responsible for seeking solutions to existing issues within a legal framework.
However, PAFFREL charged that the government and Parliament have failed to prepare an acceptable programme.
The organisation said the Parliament agenda for the 19th, 20th, and 21st of April has no mention of addressing the current crisis.
Therefore, PAFFREL proposed that Parliament recognize the prevalent economic, political, and social issues and take sole responsibility in seeking adequate solutions.
In addition, the election monitoring body claimed that statements by leaders representing the government underestimating the people’s struggle must be brought to an end immediately.
PAFFREL also said the government’s plans must be presented to the country promptly.
PAFFREL Director Rohana Hettiarachchi speaking to NewsRadio said they are displeased with the lack of attention that the opposition has directed to the struggle as well.