The High Level Road in front of the CEYPETCO petrol station in Navinna, Maharagama was blocked yesterday for a few hours due to a protest. Maharagama Police said when the employees of the Navinna petrol station had informed the public that there was no fuel the ‘angry’ people had started a protest by crossing and blocking the High Level Road in front of the petrol station.
As a result, traffic on the Colombo-Ratnapura High Level Road was disrupted. The Maharagama Police arrived at the scene and tried to clear the road but to no avail. Earlier, protesters had blocked the High Level Road at the same location on three occasions demanding gas and fuel.
BY Hashan Pushpika – Pannipitiya