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* Sri Lankan fisher community takes to streets to protest death of colleague
Sat, Jun 28, 2014, 01:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 27, Galle: Fishermen in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka today took to streets blocking roads and clashing with police to protest the death of a colleague at sea.

The fisher community of Dodanduwa of Galle district brought a boat to the Galle road and blocked the road protesting the slow progress of construction of the Dodanduwa fisheries harbor.

The agitation took place after the death of a fisherman due to capsizing of a boat for which the fishermen blamed the poor construction of the breakwater.

The rough sea caused another accident in Devata fisheries harbor in Galle. One person disappeared in the sea while eight others were saved.

Meanwhile, fishermen of Devinuwara and Gandara fisher community villages of Matara district came to street today demanding the suspended kerosene subsidy. They blocked the road in front of the famous Dondra Vishnu Temple.

A fisherman's body was washed to Wellawatta beach today. He was identified as a resident of the area.

The sea in the Western and Southern coasts is rough due to the southwestern monsoon, Fisheries Department says.

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