State Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake claims the public has forgotten the time when 10-12 hour power cuts were imposed during the United National Party led government.
The State Minister said amidst a global pandemic power cuts should be expected.
He said while the public expects everything from the country, we in return don’t give back.
The State Minister addressing Parliament today said amidst a pandemic and without sacrificing anything, the public expects everything, including water, power, goods at reasonable prices, complete salaries, and well paved roads.
State Minister Dissanayake said one must think practically that all this cannot be provided amidst the challenges.
Joining the debate, Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna charged that Ministers have generators at home and therefore are not affected by the power cuts.
He said the little foreign reserves that the country is in possession of should be allocated for suitable projects.
The MP questioned if spending large sums on highway and construction projects at present is a priority and if it can be justified.
He charged that three-wheeler drivers and motorists wait hours in line for top-up tanks, while queues continue to form for milk powder and essentials.
MP Rajakaruna urged the government to reach a policy decision over the matter.