Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Filling+stations+island+wide+experience+a+shortage+in+fuel+supplies
Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 12:49
Filling stations island wide experience a shortage in fuel supplies
32

Shares
3,892

Views

The Petroleum Trade Union Collective stated that the fuel distribution will return to normal in Colombo and its suburbs by this evening.

Its convener D.J. Rajakaruna told our news team, several oil bowsers have already left the Kolonnawa and Muturajawela terminal.

He also said that his organization expects to take legal action against the persons who launched an assault on his members yesterday.

Meanwhile, our provincial correspondents reported that many filling stations in certain provinces remain closed.

It is reported that oil distribution is returning to normal in the districts of Anuradhapura and Vavuniya.

supply to the districts of Matara, Kandy and Ampara however have not been normalised.

The Petroleum Trade Union Collective decided to call off the strike until next Tuesday after they had a discussion with President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.

At the conclusion of a discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Petroleum Trade Unions, the Petroleum Trade Unions’ Collective decided to temporarily hold off on continue the strike, till next Tuesday.

The Petroleum Trade Unions launched the strike on Tuesday midnight voicing their protest against three issues, the takeover of the Trincomalee Oil Tanks by Petroleum Corporation, takeover of the Hambantota Oil Terminal and taking prompt action to overhaul Sapugaskanda Refinery.

The government declared distribution of petroleum an essential service day on Tuesday and, army troops were ordered to enter the Kolonnawa oil terminal complex early yesterday morning.

Later, the army and police took measures to remove the protesters from the site and provide security to other workers enabling them to perform their duties.

A group of persons who were armed with clubs and poles had assaulted the protesters.

Police media spokesman stated that 16 Petroleum workers who behaved in an unruly manner were arrested and later released on police bail after statement were recorded.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
2,911 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,901 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
8,122 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
20,904 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
737 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
52,452 Views
Top