Published On: Thu, Nov 17th, 2016

Traffic jam on Lotus Road due to protest march

335885721prot5The entry road to Galle Face has been closed for traffic from Lotus Roundabout due to a protest by a group of people affected by the Salawa armoury explosions. Severe traffic congestion was reported along Lotus Road in Colombo Fort due to the protest march, reporters said.

The demonstration was organised by residents of the Salawa area who claim delays in the payment of compensation for their properties damaged by the fire at the ammunition depot in the area. The road has been blocked for traffic while motorists are advised to use alternate routes, police said.


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