Railway transport between Colombo and Chilaw has been disrupted due to a protest launched by fishermen from Puttalam, Chilaw and Negombo.
A special train carrying a group of French tourists to Negombo has also been stranded today due to the protest. Our correspondent stated that the tourist train has been stopped at Kurana Railway Station.
In addition, an office train from Colombo is also stationed at Kurana due to the protest.
Meanwhile the protesters demanded that the current permits for banned fishing gear should be cancelled.