Protests launched across Sri Lanka against fuel price hike and shortage
Several protests are taking place against the fuel price hike and the shortage of fuel across many areas in Sri Lanka today (April 19).
Accordingly, several main roads, including Colombo-Kandy and Colombo Chilaw, have been blocked by protesters this morning.
Trains on the main line were also delayed due to a blockage of the railway line in the Rambukkana area.
Moreover, many shops and businesses in the Rambukkana Town have been closed down in support of these protests.
Several protests were launched in Kandy, Galle, Gampola, Mathugama, Baddegama, Avissawella, Kegalle, Hingurakgoda, and Madampe this morning.
Due to protests, the traffic on the Chilaw-Colombo road was also blocked.
Fuel price hike??
Welcome to the real world. Ask the leaders of ARAGALAYA whether they will be giving the fuel cheaper without subsidising and using the foreign loans (with interest adding year on year) to cover the difference.
Some times I wonder why Sri Lankens are so stupide to block roads and railway lines just price of fuel or some thing geos up. The price of energy goes up all over the world and you have to live with it. If you cannot afford to run your car walk or get on to a push bike. Do less journeys. Look at the positive side of it. Less traffic and less accidents. Riding a bike or walking is a good exercise. cut the pollution as well. You want get anything for nothing. Cost of a liter of fuel in UK gone up from £1 .02 to £1.62. Nobody is protesting. Most are using the public transport and use electric scooters. Some walk
Indra, well said! In the ‘western world’ including in the EU, USA fuel prices have doubled over the past month thanks to ‘western sanctions’ on Russia but of course, these ARAGALAYA king-pings do not mention that as it is evident their true agenda is something different than only justified protest.