Fishermen stage protest in Colombo blocking traffic

Several fishermen staged a protest in Colombo today blocking traffic along the busy streets in the Fort area.The fishermen from Chilaw and Puttalam areas are protesting over several demands. Among the concerns raised by the fishermen is a decision taken by the Government to allow new hotels to be constructed near the beach in Puttalam.The fishermen claim their livelihood will be affected as a result of the hotels acquiring beach areas for their work. (Colombo Gazette)