The Secretary of the Women for Rights Organisation Samanmalee Gunasinghe says an unbearable economic pressure has been created in society that affects the underprivileged community.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Gunasinghe said housewives have been forced to purchase goods after being in long queues due to the prevailing economic conditions.
She said earlier the long queues were for COVID-19 vaccination centres.
She said the government that claimed to create a prosperous economy has again plunged the country into an era of queues.
Gunasinghe said the majority of the country’s women are struggling in queues to purchase essential items.