Fishermen stage protest against rising cost of living & fuel prices

Fishermen stage protest against rising cost of living & fuel prices

Fishermen stage protest against rising cost of living & fuel prices

Written by Amani Nilar

20 Mar, 2022 | 5:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The All Ceylon Fisheries Federation (ACFF) staged a protest at Kudawella Junction in Hambantota today (20) alleging that the fuel crisis and the rising cost of living has a severe impact on the fishing community.

Ajith Nishantha, the Convener of the National Center for Multi-Day Craft Owners stated that boats remain fully anchored at harbors today as there is no way for people to do their job without fuel.

He said that if 5,000 liters of fuel is spent for one multi-day vessel, an additional cost of Rs. 275,000 has to be borne by them. 

News 1st correspondents said that the protestors were blocking one lane of the Matara-Kataragama main road for about an hour.

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