It is reported that people in many areas have started blocking roads from this morning (19) to protest against the increase in fuel prices by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.
People have taken to the streets blocking several main roads in the Rambukkana area and they have also blocked the railway line.
Residents of Ratnapura have also staged a protest blocking the Ratnapura-Colombo main road.
Private bus operators are also protesting by blocking the Galle-Colombo main road, while people are reportedly blocking the Kandy-Mahiyanganaya road in the Digana area.
Sources said that people in the Kakapalliya area are also protesting by completely blocking the Chilaw-Colombo road.