Petroleum trade unions launch strike

Petroleum trade unions launched a strike today over the death of an employee of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

The unions are demanding the arrest of former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga over the death of the employee.

One person who was injured in a shooting incident at the CPC premises in Dematagoda today, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

At least two people sustained injuries in the shooting incident.

The shooting incident took place when former Minister Arjuna Ranatunga arrived at the location.

A tense situation arose with some people attempting to assault Ranatunga.

Ranatunga’s security guard opened fire injuring at least two people.

One person succumbed to his injuries in hospital later.

Ranatunga’s security guard was arrested over the shooting incident. (Colombo Gazette)