The general public who have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have also been led to the suffering of the price increase, for which the government has no solution, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa said in a statement issued today (26).
In his statement, the Opposition Leader added that the Rs. 5000 allowance entitled to the people affected by the pandemic earlier has now been suspended, only to distribute a so-called Rs. 1998 relief package.
The price of sugar has increased by Rs. 50, Premadasa reminded, adding that the prices of many other essential commodities are increasing day by day and that the government has completely lost control over the regulation.