The leader of the United National Party and former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a special statement to the media stated that the dollar dearth in the country has reached a critical level.
Ranil Wickremasinghe pointed out that as a result, even businesses are collapsing, jobs are being lost, the middle class is being deteriorated and farmers are becoming helpless, the government has failed to address these dire issues.
Mr. Wickremesinghe who stressed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of countries in the world had shown economic progress in the years 2020-2021, also added that the main duty of the Government at the moment is to go to the International Monetary Fund and seek assistance or come up with an acceptable alternative.
Ranil Wickremasinghe emphasized that the Government has not provided any of the two solutions so far and the people are outraged at the current crisis in the country adding that the people's anger will have a detrimental effect on Parliament and national politics.
He alarmed that the imminent food shortage is another major problem faced by the people, and according to the sources, received, there will be a severe food shortage in the country by the time of the Sinhala New Year.
Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe while pointing out said that according to reports from many parts of the country, this season's harvest is about 60% compared to previous season and we should think about the political situation if such a situation erupts and if an explosion occurs among antagonized people, that explosion will affect the Government and the Parliament.
Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe who explained that the Government should stop the dialogue with India to borrow fuel and food since obtaining loans or borrowing food is not a solution for the foreign exchange crisis, further requested from the Government implement a program to borrow fuel and food if the Government wishes a temporary relief.
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