Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatilleka has refuted claims that the current power crisis is a result of the former administration’s failure to construct new power plants as false.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, MP Karunatilleka attributed the power crisis to a fuel shortage due to the lack of dollars.
The Parliamentarian said the government is disregarding the country’s current situation and is laying blame on the previous government.
He said everyone is aware that the power crisis arose due to the inability to provide fuel to power plants.
The MP charged the government of attempting to lay blame on others while not being able to source foreign exchange and burdening the public.
MP Karunatilleka recalled the statements made by members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna during scheduled power cuts imposed during the previous government owing to essential repairs.
He added the SLPP at the time called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board and the subject Minister if power cuts were imposed.
He recalled that the SLPP also demanded the resignation of the government if power cuts continued for a third time.
The Parliamentarian said individuals who made such statements are now imposing power cuts which hindering livelihoods.