They are protesting against petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga’s failure to respond to their requests for an increase in transportation fees in line with the fuel price hike and for the implementation of a fuel pricing formula.
Their talks with CPC authorities and other trade unions also ended without agreement, he said.
There shouldn’t be undue fears
Meanwhile, the CPC says in a statement that there should be no undue fears about a fuel shortage.
Its deputy general manager (marketing) W.M.K.R.B. Wickremasinghe says in the statement issued yesterday that adequate stocks will be made available at CPC-owned filling stations, and that fuel distribution is taking place smoothly.
He says falsehoods by various persons are intended to disturb public life, adding that legal action will be considered against the perpetrators.