Oct 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) says the government is creating friction in opposition political parties to overcome national issues.
UNP Spokesperson MP Gayantha Karunathilaka said that regardless of the frictions the government is attempting to create in opposition political parties, the administration would have to face the consequences of failing to address national issues.
While the government has failed to find solutions to the problems faced by the farmers that include their inability to sell the harvest and the non-receipt of pension, the employees of the Sri Lankan Transport Board have also not received their gratuity payments and in some instances, even their salaries, the UNP lawmaker noted.
"Milk powder prices have been increased and the government is now looking at increasing gas prices," Karunathilaka said.
He added that the government needed to address these issues soon.