Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today Opposition Leader
Ranil Wickramasinghe asserts that the government should resign if it is unable to provide the concessions required by the countries public.
However Chairman of the Public Services Trade Union W.H. Piyadasa addressing a recent media briefing noted that former United National Party
governments too were incapable of providing salary increments which corresponded with the then cost of living.
Incidentally the Public Services Trade Union is a constituent of the government.