The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says the government must take immediate action to provide a solution to the serious concerns that have arisen over gas cylinders.
National Organiser of the party MP Tissa Attanayake said a former Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority publicly stated that the required composition of gas cylinders has been amended, and claimed that the failure to conduct an investigation endangers lives.
MP Attanayake said initially a shortage of gas was reported, subsequently a significant price hike and then people having to stand in queues to purchase cylinders.
He charged that the latest development is the public possessing an exploding device at home.
The Parliamentarian said several cylinders have exploded at residences, with houses damaged and one life claimed, and stated this development cannot be considered lightly and called for the government to take responsibility.
MP Attanayake said society at present blames the shortcomings of the gas cylinders on its substandard nature and questioned which authority granted approval to amend the composition of gas cylinders.
He questioned what the Consumer Affairs Authority and other relevant institutions have done in order to address this concern.
MP Attanayake also condemned statements by some members of the government that gas explosions were a rare but common occurrence.