Mar 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government's wrong socioeconomic policies are continuing to burden the people.
JVP politburo member and parliamentary group leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that problems and solutions cannot be identified under the current system while only the people would be continuously burdened.
Emphasizing the need to introduce a new system that provides relief to the people, Dissanayake noted that the government was once again trying to slap the masses with a round of price hikes through the increase of bus fares and electricity tariffs.
According to Dissanayake, the masses in the country are now unable to battle for survival since the country's wealth is concentrated only on 2 percent of the population.
"The economic crisis in the country has been compounded since a majority of the country is not party to the national wealth and the high levels of corruption, wastage and unsuccessful development projects," he explained.