Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa urged President Ranil Wickremesinghe and his Cabinet to announce the government’s programme to give relief to people affected by the dry spell and those in need of water for cultivation.
Addressing the meeting of his party’s electoral organisation yesterday, he said people had been hard-hit by the prolonged dry spell.
“We appointed this president. We should question him and his Cabinet about the programme to give relief to these people,” Rajapaksa said.
He added that farmers in the eastern, southern, north-central, and north-western provinces have been affected.
He said the president attended the global climate summit and developed ties with many countries in this respect.
“We should explore what kind of help can be obtained from such countries at this hour,” he said.
Also, he asked Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake to stand up for joint efforts to address the issues rather than indulging in typical oppositional politics.