Written by Lahiru Fernando
29 Oct, 2018 | 8:30 pm
Colombo (News1st) – The strike launched this morning by Petroleum trade unions has been called off.
Speaking to News1st K.G.S. Permantha Gamage of the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya, CPC branch stated that they had taken a decision to call off the strike and take immediate steps to restore the fuel supply to the country.
The distribution of the fuel was halted due to the strike action. Long queues were seen at the filling stations since last night.
The strike was launched by trade unions following an incident that transpired at the CPC headquarters involving former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga. The incident resulted in the death of one individual while one other was hospitalised due to gun shot wounds.
Ranatunga was arrested in connection to the incident and was later released on bail. The officer who carried out the shooting, a member of Ranatunge’s security detail, has been remanded till the 12th of November.
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