Independent MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara said there is a possibility of a civil war breaking out in the backdrop of the worsening socio-economic crisis. He said if the present situation persists, any force would be able to capture the country.
He claimed that people will start to rob when they are in hunger, unemployed persons will start to fight, and it will spiral into a civil war when the Government intervenes. Nanayakkara was speaking at a Media briefing of the Forum of Independent Parliamentarians, which was held at the Communist Party Head Office in Borella.
Nanayakkara also said the President has not responded to the letter they sent requesting a meeting to discuss obtaining fuel, fertiliser, and gas from Russia. They had to follow up with another letter, he added.
He also said they have all the information to implement their proposal of obtaining fuel, fertiliser, and gas, which they obtained from the Russian Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Gen Secretary of Communist Party Dr. G. Weerasinghe warned the Government not to get ensnared in the IMF’s trap. He said history has shown that the country cannot escape from the present crisis through a system change, nor magic, adding that they are ready to guide the right person.
Mohomad Muzammil and Weerasumana Weerasinghe were also present at the Media briefing.
By Kanchana Kolagolla