Traffic congestion owing to Fisherman protest in south


A group of fishermen staged a protest opposite to the Devundera Devalaya this morning demanding the fuel concession.

Traffic along the Matara-Kataragama road was blocked due to the-is demonstration.

All Ceylon Public Fishermen Association’s National Organizer Ratna Gamage who participated in the protest said that the fuel concession should be given to fishermen.

Earlier, fishermen in Negombo and Kalpitiya areas staged in various protests and some Negombo fishermen even staged a fast-unto death campaign in front of the
Negombo Urban Council recently.

The General Director of Fisheries Department, Mr.Nimal Hetti Arachchi said that his department has planned another concessionary scheme to replace the fuel concession.

Meanwhile protests by fishermen were held at Galle and Dodanduwa areas demanding the refurbishment of Dodanduwa Fishing harbor.

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