Trade unionist Ananda Palitha questions why diplomatic officials have not been directed to Russia to hold discussions to obtain fuel at a low cost.
When contacted by NewsRadio, Palitha said public transportation services have been disrupted amidst the prevalent fuel crisis.
He said gas and fuel can be obtained through such measures at least in the interim.
He charged the Minister of Labour of granting leave for state workers on one side and at the same time requesting them to engage in cultivation.
Palitha said the vegetables that are grown cannot be transported to shops due to the fuel shortage.
He said Sri Lanka is currently in a state similar to South India, where commuters have to travel on the roof of trains and hanging on footboards.
Palitha added that Sri Lanka has bridges that pose a risk to persons travelling on the roof of trains adding it is unsafe.