Residents from fifteen villages gather to protest in Galgamuwa

Residents from fifteen villages gather to protest in Galgamuwa

Residents from fifteen villages gather to protest in Galgamuwa

Written by Staff Writer

21 Dec, 2015 | 9:39 pm

Residents of approximately fifteen villages staged a protest at the Amunukola Junction in Galgamuwa on Monday, December 21,  blocking the Padeniya -Anuradhapura Road.

The villagers were demonstrating against the state’s lacklustre approach where two access to roads to Meegalewa have fallen into ruin as a result of the failure to carry out any maintenance work over the past twenty years.

Residents of the area stated  that at night they have to  lookout for elephants and when they take their children to school, they have to travel on precarious roads, as Minister and MPs travel by air.

According to our correspondent the demonstration which commenced at 9 a.m. continued until 12:30 in the afternoon, causing major congestion on the Padeniya – Anuradhapura road.

The demonstrators dispersed after MP Tharanath Basnayake, promised to grant them an audience on December 27, with officials from the North Western Province Road Development Authority.

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