Protests in several parts of the country demanding gas, fuel

Protests are being staged in several parts of the country demanding gas and fuel.

A number of roads were blocked by protesters obstructing vehicular movements.

Protesters placed gas cylinders and other obstacles and blocked roads in Nawala, Narahenpita, Baseline Road, Galle, and a few other areas.

Long queues were seen outside almost all fuel stations and gas distribution outlets from last night.

Most fuel stations were closed this morning as they had run out of fuel.

The Government had said earlier that fuel and gas were expected to be distributed today. (Colombo Gazette)