The opposition says the government will blame the Ukraine crisis for its failures in the next three years.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatilleka said the incumbent government is unwilling to take any responsibility for the current state of the country.
He said it blamed the coronavirus pandemic during the past two years while it will attribute the Ukraine crisis for its flaws and mishaps in the next three years.
MP Karunatilleka also claimed that those running the country have been blaming state officials and other external factors to hide their inefficiencies.
He said when there is a power cut, those in the government blame the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board, during a fuel shortage, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, while during other crises various department heads are being criticised and blamed, instead of taking any responsibility.
Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatilleka noted during power cuts, some factions in the government have been critical of the conduct of the Minister of Power who in turn had blamed the Minister of Energy for not releasing fuel needed for power plants.
He said the Energy Minister has been criticising the Minister of Finance for not providing required dollars to pay for fuel ships that are docked at the Colombo Port.
MP Gayantha Karunatilleka noted that the Finance Minister has been blaming the forex crisis for all issues and has not taken any meaningful steps to ease the burden of the public.
MP Karunatilleka noted that the people have been made to believe that there are multiple people running the country and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna-led administration is not responsible for any of the current issues.
Meanwhile, commenting on the on-going power cuts and fuel shortage in the country, Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatilleka said the country has been brought to a standstill.
He added due to the actions of the government, education of the children has been destroyed, fishermen cannot set out for fishing, the tourism industry has collapsed, self-employed are affected, operators do not have fuel to deploy buses and are unable to pay their leases, farmers do not have oil to run their machinery while three-wheeler drivers are spending their day in queues at filling stations.
He said saloons, tailor shops, butchers and all industries have also been affected at present.
MP Karunatilleka said the country has been destroyed altogether but the government has not taken any responsibility.
He noted that the people are now rallying around the opposition since they have lost faith in the present administration which came to power only two years ago.