Colombo: Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Shortages of essential commodities and fuels, including petrol, diesel and cooking gas, have increased. Food prices have risen sharply. The normal life of the people has been severely affected as the power cut is in effect for up to 13 hours daily.
Opposition parties and the general public have been blaming Sri lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the economic crisis. The demand for Gotabaya Rajapaksa resignation has also intensified.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared a state of emergency in Sri Lanka as protests intensify. The ruling coalition Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to form an all-party government to deal with the economic crisis.
Will the Freedom Party leave the government if the government ignores this demand? Dayasiri Jayasekara, the General Secretary and Associate Minister of the Freedom Party, said that he would inform the party leaders to take a decision on the issue.
The Freedom Party, led by former President Maithripala Sirisena, has 14 members in parliament.