Thoppuwa protest blocks several roads

Thoppuwa protest blocks several roads

Written by Staff Writer

18 Dec, 2013 | 1:45 pm

A protest commenced at 10 Wednesday morning blocking the Colombo-Puttalam, Colombo-Kuliyapitiya and Negombo – Kurunegala main roads from the Thoppuwa junction in Waikkal, Wennappuwa.

This protest is organised by a group from the Multi-day Fisherman’s Collective. Our correspondent says that the protesters are demanding the release of Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian custody and the banning of foreign vessels from engaging in fishing activities in Sri Lankan waters.

According to our correspondent, the group had commenced the protest by blocking the Thoppuwa Roundabout.

A heavy traffic build-up was reported from the area due to the demonstration.

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