Sri Lanka opposition party continues island wide agitations against increase in fuel prices

Feb 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) continues to protest against the recent increase in fuel prices with its members in local government bodies carrying out various protest campaigns.

While massive protests were being held across the island against the UN Human Rights Council’s move to table a resolution against the country, seven opposition members of the Matara Pradeshiya Sabha led by Lionel Kodikara had arrived for council sessions yesterday on bicycles as a mark of protest against increasing fuel prices.

Meanwhile, UNP councilors in the Naththandiya Pradeshiya Sabha had attended yesterday’s sessions on bullock carts.

The UNP members in the Kandy Municipal Council attended the sessions wearing black arm bands as a mark of protest against price hikes.

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